Making rounds is the above image of a baby that was recently born who did not realize it was born. The birth happened to have taken place at the hands of Greek obstetrician Dr Aris Tsigris who would end up posting the above image on Facebook.
Unbeknownst to the child who has momentarily exited their mother’s womb, the child was in a state of disconnect as it continued to manifest itself in an intact amniotic sac.
Normally when a child is born the amniotic sac bursts (a woman going into labor is often the case when her waters break, that is when the sac which is full of fluid that encompasses and protects the baby during its gestation) but in this rare instance the sac did not burst rendering the child in a suspended existence where it believed itself to still be in its mothers womb as it entered the world.
The amniotic sac for those of you who are acutely interested is a bag of fluid inside the womb where the unborn baby develops and grows. It is also referred to as the ‘membranes’, because the sac is made of two membranes called the amnion and the chorion.
The sac is filled with clear, pale fluid, in which the unborn baby floats and moves.
The fluid helps to cushion the baby from bumps and injury, as well as providing them with fluids that they can breathe and swallow. The fluid also maintains a constant temperature for the baby.
The amniotic sac starts to form and fill with fluid within days of a woman conceiving.
Amniotic fluid is mainly water but from about week 10 onwards, the baby passes small amounts of urine into the fluid.
Dr Tsigris has gone on to tell that the chance of the amniotic sac remaining completely intact after birth was ‘ultra rare’ and he was left ‘breathless’ by the sight of the newborn born on March 12.
Because in some way even in the best of times we’re left suspended and unaware that we were ever born….