I have never seen a childbirth in my life but I look forward to be a looker-on some time. It's quite fascinating, we are take birth through the same process but we never get experience it with all our consciousness.
I have read many birth stories, some beautiful, some sanding and some unique in their own way. The story that I came across today, took my breath away. It's an incredible story of a mother who gave birth to twins. Not just normal twins, one of the baby was born “en caul”.
Interestingly, the parents are home birthers and while they were carrying out the whole process, those magical moments were beautifully captured by Robin Baker, birth photographer.
..a baby born "en caul," or still fully inside the amniotic sac. The photograph was captured by an award-winning birth photographer, Robin Baker.
The story behind the photographs is incredible. Roughly 75% of the twins are delivered via C-section. Robin, California-based photographer has attended over 70 births. The parents were on their own until the medical team could get there, they were quite calm.
"These parents have experienced home birthers as they had their first child at home," Baker told BuzzFeed. "They had 30 minutes of bonding time with Baby A before Baby B made his way into his father's hands still en-caul."
...according to a legend.
"We didn't know the baby would deliver completely en caul until he was crowning."
"Even then the sac can break…but Baby B's stayed intact until mom reached down to puncture it with her fingernail."
I just can't stop looking at these photographs. Nature really has a lot of surprises hidden in the form of miracles.
He told that all involved were "on cloud 9 when the birth team arrived to help deliver the placentas."
"Since so many twins are born in the operating room, this birth was very special!"
"It's truly an honor to take your passion and turn it into a career."