And you're in luck, because there's actually a video of the incredible moment—and it's been viewed on Facebook more than five millions times since it was first shared on August 8.
"Closing the night with a delivery inside the amniotic sac," reads the post on the Assessoria Mamãe - Instituto maternity clinic page. "Have you ever heard? Amniotic childbirth is when the sac doesn't break. Beautiful to see huh?"
Beautiful, yes. And also a little strange, I have to admit, but still completely fascinating. Because the sac is transparent, you can actually see the baby hanging out inside with the blue umbilical cord, breathing and moving around. And apparently he's not in any danger in that tiny enclosed space, because according to the post, he is still getting oxygen through the cord. Plus, the fluid helps cushion him.
The miracle of childbirth never ceases to amaze. A huge thank you to the family for letting us be a part of their child's incredible birth. Congratulations on the arrival of your big, beautiful, healthy baby!