A Mum Gives Birth to Baby Still in Amniotic Sac, in the Front Seat of her car
When Raelin Scurry started having contractions at 29 weeks, she ignored the pains, thinking they were Braxton Hicks contractions.
The soon-to-be mum didn’t expect to experience labour so soon, yet what happened next took her and her partner by surprise.
After 45 mins of contractions, Raelin and her fiance decided to get to the hospital. On the way to the hospital, Raelin had an overwhelming urge to push.
The new mum shared her birth story on Instagram.
“I knew it was time to push.”
“I called 911 because I was so scared. 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.”
Raelin gave birth to a son, Ean Jamal Vanstory Junior (EJ as he has been nicknamed), who was born still inside his amniotic sac.
Our birth story! ❤ The human body is truly an amazing thing. 8.5.2017 at about 10am I started having contractions. I was only 29 weeks and 4 days so I just figured they were Braxton hicks and decided to wait it out. After about 45 minutes of consistent contractions that were increasing in intensity I decided I should probably go in. I there in some clothes. Grabbed my daughter some clothes, her my fiance And I left for the hospital. I dropped my daughter to her God mommy Nicole And headed to the hospital. Well 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 fiance. 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. When I looked down I realized he was still completely wrapped in the amniotic sac. The dispatcher told us to pull over. But I knew we would make it to the hospital before they would make it to us. So I told Ean to keep driving. I was so scared. My Fiance was so calm driving and on the phone with 911. At first the baby was still and all I could do was pray he would be okay. And then I rubbed his face with my thumb and he pulled his little hands and feet up to his face as if he understood my prayers and wanted to reassure us he was okay. About 7 minutes passed that I held this miracle baby in my hands until we made it to the hospital. A familiar face came running out and grabbed my baby. He was born an caul. This happens 1 in every 80,000 births. Usually during c-section. He was 3lb 1oz. He doing wonderful all things considered all He went through 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. #encaul #encaulbirth #carbirth #miriclebaby
Known as an encaul birth, it’s rare for a baby to be born inside their sac, however it is more common in premature births. The occurrence happens one in every 80,000 births.
The mum shared how her fiancé was calm as he was driving her to the hospital, while on the phone with 911.
“At first the baby was still and all I could do was pray he would be okay. And then I rubbed his face with my thumb and he pulled his little hands and feet up to his face as if he understood my prayers and wanted to reassure us he was okay.
“About seven minutes passed that I held this miracle baby in my hands until we made it to the hospital. He was 3lb 1oz [about 1.4 kilograms]. He is doing wonderful and I know he’s going to be an awesome little man! He truly is a miracle baby!”
Raelin shared a picture of the birth on Instagram, with little EJ inside his sac.
The new mum has said her baby boy is doing wonderful things, despite being born sooner than expected.
Congratulations to Raelin and her Fiancé on the birth of their son, and we hope little EJ gets stronger each day so he can be home with his parents.