Incredibly rare twins born inside amniotic sacs
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- Brazilian surgeons recorded the amazing moment the twins were born on June 11
- Both, Maria Cecilia and Maria Alice, were born independent in their amniotic sac
- Late delivery is incredibly rare, occurring only in 1 in 80,000 births
Incredible footage has been captured of newborn twins being born while still inside their amniotic sacs.
Fewer than 1 in 80,000 babies are born “in utero,” when the bubble of protective membranes that encase the fetus in the womb does not break during birth.
Usually, the sac–which protects the baby during pregnancy–breaks down at the start of labour.
In this case, doctors in Brazil had to break the alveoli with their own hands.
Mother Christian Mucci gave birth to Maria Cecilia and Maria Alice via C-section on June 11.
Paramedics gently tried to open the bags, before the children began to penetrate themselves.
The birth was filmed at the Hospital de Nossa Senhora das Dores in Ponte Nova, a state in the southeast of the country.
The hospital said: “On June 11, two twins came into the world in the maternity ward of Hospital de Nossa Senhora das Dores.
Christian Mucci gave birth to two young children, Maria Cecilia and Maria Alice Mucci.
“However, this birth was different and special: the babies were born at short notice, that is, they are still inside the amniotic sac that protects the baby during pregnancy.”
The babies were delivered by obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Emilio Garavini who was surprised when he realized that both babies were in lag.
“The children were born healthy,” the hospital said.
Many legends and beliefs surround veiled births, also called mermaids or veiled births.
Twins Maria Cecilia and Maria Alice inside their amniotic bags after Brazilian surgeons pulled them from their mother’s womb on June 11.
These events are known as premature births, and they are incredibly rare, occurring only once in every 80,000 births
In an official statement, Hospital de Nossa Senhora das Dores said both children are healthy and in good health.
One is that children are somehow destined for greatness or will be lucky in life – many historical figures are said to have been born this way.
Another false belief is that those who were born late cannot drown.
The amniotic sac is a jelly-like fluid sac that envelops the fetus. It is made of two membranes, the amnion and the chorion.
Although they are thin, they are powerful, containing an increased amount of fluid throughout pregnancy, including fetal urine.
In premature labour, the main priority is to break the sac to allow the baby to breathe, as they no longer have oxygen from inside their mother.
What is premature birth?
Preterm labor is when a baby is born with an intact amniotic sac.
The amniotic sac is a jelly-like container filled with fluid that helps protect the baby from bumps and scrapes during pregnancy.
They usually burst during labour, but in very rare cases they can remain intact.
It is estimated that the number of premature births is one in 80,000.
It is more common in cesarean deliveries where the babies are removed from the womb by surgery than in a vaginal birth.
This phenomenon is also more common in premature babies because they are smaller and the sac is less likely to burst during delivery as a result.
After delivery, the doctor will carefully open the cyst to release the baby.
A prolonged delivery is not thought to pose a risk to the baby.
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