This incredible picture shows a woman who delivered her baby, born in his amniotic sac, 8 weeks prematurely in the front seat of her own car. Raelin Scurry, from Pittsburgh, shared photo of the rare moment, which occurs in fewer than one in 80,000 births, on her Instagram page. It is known medically as en caul and means amniotic sac that her son Ean Jamal was carried in inside the womb did not break when he was delivered. The sac is filled with fluid that allows growing baby an environment to develop in the womb where it can breathe freely. When women go into labour, this sac breaks and liquid drains out. This is more commonly known as waters breaking. Miss Scurry was en route to hospital, when she realised she had just given birth after she pulled her pants down and felt her baby’s head. The baby was originally still, sparking panic, but he eventually ‘rubbed his face’ using Miss Scurry’s thumb and ‘pulled his little hands up’. Miss Scurry told this reassured her that he was healthy. Ms Scurry, a mother of 2 was being driven to hospital by her fiance Ean on August 5 after she started to have intense contractions. She was 29 weeks pregnant at time. She initially dismissed them as just contractions, which tend to occur around middle part of pregnancy. Writing on her Instagram page, she told ‘The contractions continued to get closer together and more intense and before I knew it I knew it was time to push. I called 911 because I was so scared. They couldn’t understand me between the screams with contractions. So I handed the phone to my fiancé. I pulled my pants off and reached down, sure enough his head was right there. I pushed one time and my miracle baby was here.’


The journey to hospital took 7 minutes. They were greeted by staff running to their car. Medics opened amniotic sac Ean Jamal, who weighed 3lbs 1oz, was in. Miss Scurry said ‘He’s doing wonderful all things considered. I know he’s going to be an awesome little man! He is truly a miracle​ baby. We are so blessed to be his parents.’


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