Medical Miracle: Premature Baby Born Inside Amniotic Sac

Doctors are calling little baby Silas Philips’ birth an extremely rare medical occasion.

He was born prematurely at 26 weeks via C-section at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California.

As you’ll see in the video above, doctors were shocked when his amniotic sac did not rupture at birth. Typically, the sac breaks on its own during birth, commonly known as a mother’s “water breaking.”

An amniotic sac is the clear bag that contains fluid in the womb where the baby develops and grows. The fluid ensures the baby won’t be harmed, as well as maintaining a constant balanced temperature.

baby born in amniotic sac

According to CBS, up until the bag was broken, Silas was getting oxygen through the placenta.

Being born inside an amniotic sac is so rare that it only happens in around one in 80,000 live births.