Fascinating Footage of Brazilian Baby Born Still in Amniotic Sac Goes Viral

baby sac-compressedSAO PAULO, Brazil — Video footage of a baby who remained inside the intact amniotic sac after being birthed via C-section has gone viral, stunning viewers with a glimpse of life inside the womb.

The footage reportedly comes from Sao Paulo and is considered a phenomenon as it occurs in approximately 1 out of 80,000 births.

According to Babies Online, the amniotic sac serves a number of purposes. It provides cushion to the baby to protect him or her from harm, and helps maintain an even temperature in the womb so that the child does not become too hot or cold.

“Amniotic fluid also helps your baby develop his lungs,” the site outlines. “While in the womb your baby practices breathing by breathing in and out the water in the amniotic sac. The baby swallows and inhales the amniotic fluid and replaces the volume in the amniotic sac by urinating and exhaling the liquid.”

The sac normally breaks during birth or is cut open during a C-section.

In the online footage of the birth, the child can be seen partially emerged from his mother’s belly, still in the sac. Doctors and nurses play with the baby by poking his feet.

The video then cuts to footage of the child placed on a table with the sac still completely intact. The baby can be seen moving inside, the umbilical cord wrapped around his face.

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Nurse Giselle Correa told the outlet Diario de Regiao that doctors were fascinated that the amniotic sac hadn’t ruptured, and asked if it would be okay to record the occasion.

“When I saw that scene, I asked the doctor if I could take a picture and then to shoot,” she said. “I could see the child moving. I am a prepared professional and helped in other births, but for me, that moment was unique.”

Correa advised that the child was a twin and that both he and his brother are fine.

“For me, the image shows the power of God,” the mother, who has not been identified, told reporters after viewing the footage. “I feel very blessed to have my children, who were born perfect.”

Correa posted the video online, which quickly went viral. The YouTube video alone has over 200,00 views as of press time. Correa believes that millions have viewed the footage as it is posted in various outlets.

“[I]t was an honor to have been able to take these pictures,” she wrote in the description.

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  • TheBottomline4This

    God’s creation is wonderfully made!!!!!

    Psalm 139:13-16 “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them.”

    • Becky


  • Chet

    Amazing, I’ve never seen anything like it nor even heard of such. Should be shown on PBS and elsewhere as but another proof of God Almighty and his creating of another human being. Also should give abortionists pause, that is, any who may have some conscience left at all… And SIN pays wages…

    • I hate to throw cold water on your belief, but geez, how is this “proof of God Almighty?” ALL babies are developed in an Amniotic Sac and now and then the system does not work as nature designed. There are babies, too, born with ambiguous genitalia (both male and female genitalia) and babies born with a tail (appendage). There are babies born severe abnormalities and babies born without some organs, to include brains. Are all these, “proof of God Almighty?”

      • Chet

        And God Almighty loves each and every one. The Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. Just as rain falls on the just along with the unjust, bad things happen to good people but I don’t spend too much time trying to figure such out. In and of myself I cannot “prove” God anymore that I can prove wind or that George Washington threw money across the Potomac and chopped down the famous cherry tree, just as one cannot prove other historical events. Nevertheless, we accept that they did happen and we look to historians to fill us in. We exercise faith to believe such even though we never witnessed any of it. I also believe Gen Custer took on Chief Crazy Horse and was massacred, primarily due to his insolence, poor judgment and political ambition to run for president as a Democrat. Al facts, none witnessed, facts nonetheless.

        I see proof of the Lord in looking at a hummingbird, a mountain’s grandeur, forests, the seas and on and on, to include a baby’s smile… I also see proof of God’s goodness in the changed lives of those, who, in repentance and faith, have repented of their SIN and turned to the Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the true and living God. Even more so, I vividly recall what a rotten lost sinner I once was and the depths of my purposeful wrongdoing and how I then couldn’t have cared less about my personal accountability to the Lord. Then, at just the right time, the Holy Spirit of God convicted me of my sin and lost estate. He convinced me of two things; one, how I was on my way to Hell at the end of life’s brief journey, and of my eternal destiny awaiting me in the madhouse of humanity, the abode of the damned, the place named Hell. And the other thing was that despite my sins and awful demeanor, God really loved me, personally, along with all the rest of the fallen human race. I believed he allowed his only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to suffer and die on my behalf on Calvary’s Cross, to pay for all my individual sins and that Holy God was satisfied with his supreme sacrifice. Then, he arose from the dead, is living today and will return one day to receive his own unto himself.

        Thus, I took his Word, the Holy Bible, seriously and did just as he prescribed and in repentance and faith (no sight) placed my trust fully in his finished work on Calvary on my behalf and I called upon his Holy name in faith believing and asked him to come into my heart and save me and forgive me for all my SINS. And he did just that. My life changed wonderfully and although I will never attain sinless perfection (nor will anyone else) I am safe and secure in Christ and my SINS, all of them, have been washed away in Christ’s precious blood, and, get this, not only forgiven, but altogether forgotten. I cannot forget my wicked past but praise his holy name, he has, in accordance with his Word.

        And I can clearly see evidence of his saving grace and mercy in the changed lives of others. Jesus saves from the guttermost (me) to the uttermost, perhaps yourself. Now, this, is all the proof I need… And at the end of my days, I shall be ushered in to the wonderful place prepared for me in Heaven by the Lord Jesus Christ, instead of the awful place I truly deserve, Hell. Thanks for this opportunity to share and God bless… BTW, there is a book written by a historian of that era called The Writings of Jocephus which attested to Christ death on the Cross and his resurrection and it is in no wise associated with the Holy Bible… No extra charge for that, Sir.. Please consider life is short, death is certain and Jesus saves…

        • While I bow to your right to believe anything you want and even argue to convince others to believe the same, it should be understood that the great majority of people in the world who are believers of any particular religion, believe it because that is what they were taught to believe from tot-hood. And, most believe what they were taught with all the fervor with which you believe Christianity.

          As well, those of other religious beliefs can see the evidence in miracles performed by their god(s).

          I was taught to be a Christian. Had I been born to a Muslim family, or a Zoroastrian family or any other family, I would have been taught to believe that. Children don’t question, they just believe what they are told and nurtured to believe.

          In and of myself I cannot “prove” God anymore that I can prove wind

          Perhaps you cannot think of a way to “prove the wind,” but science can and has. It’s called physics. In fact, observing the effects of wind on earth, they can easily say that there is wind on Mars.

          I will give you this: I cannot prove there are no unicorns in the forest behind my house. However, if I was a firm believer in unicorns, I would be able to see evidence of their existence as I walk through those woods–and no one could convince me otherwise.

          I was fortunate, in my younger days I was possessed with true curiosity in matters of truth and a strong desire to understand what is really real. This intellectual curiosity manifested as I underwent three experiences that triggered in me a fervor to know what is true (to the extent anyone can objectively know it). And that third experience empelled me to return to school and study world religions, philosophy and paleoanthropology (human evolution, in which I hadn’t believed).

          The bottom line is that there is no amount of fervent oration you can give me–without evidence or indisputable logic–that will convince me that the Bible is literally true. Such a believe requires a suspension of logic and a lack of understanding of the scientific method.

          • Chet

            The Holy Bible is accepted in faith and that same faith leads me as an adult to choose the Lord Jesus Christ and my own personal Lord and Saviour. I believe he died on Calvary’s Cross for me, personally, to save my miserable wretched eternal soul from the penalty in Hell which I richly deserve. In adulthood, someone was once concerned for me enough, personally, to teach me of the Saviour and God’s love for all us sinners. I chose to say yes and accept his free offer of mercy and grace and my life has been tremendously transformed as a result of my decision. I am absolutely far from being the man I now should but but am happy to say I am also tremendously far from being the man I used to be. All thanks to the now indwelling Holy Spirit who attempts to lead, guide and direct my daily steps in the manner of which he would have me go. The path is to honor my Lord and be thankful and blessed for all his goodness towards me and keep me from sins temptations. And my now main goal is not to serve the desires of my flesh but whenever possible to share God’s good news with whomever is kind enough to present me with the opportunity. Thus, I thank you for affording such. And there is more than ample in creation to convince me of God’s handiwork as opposed to a big bang theory with men having evolved from apes. God bless…

          • I am absolutely far from being the man I now should but but am happy to say I am also tremendously far from being the man I used to be.

            As am I. Be well, my friend.