One of the rarest types of birth is when a baby is born “en caul,” or still fully inside the amniotic sac. How rare is it? So rare that it occurs less than once every 80,000 births!
But one Pennsylvania-based family recently upped the improbability by having an “en caul” birth…in their car!
However, before they could reach the hospital, Curry's contractions grew closer together. As Curry’s fiancé, Ean, spoke to 911, Curry pulled her pants off and reached down. “Sure enough his head was right there,” Curry wrote. “I pushed one time and my miracle baby was here.”
As if seeing your baby born still in the amniotic sac — while in your car! — wasn't unsettling enough, the family was still seven minutes away from the hospital.
"I was so scared," Curry wrote. "At first the baby was still and all I could do was pray he would be okay. And then I rubbed his face with my thumb and he pulled his little hands and feet up to his face." Upon arriving at the hospital a "familiar face came running out and grabbed my baby."