Watch the incredibly rare moment a baby is born inside the amniotic sac

10:33   12 August, 2016

It's an incredibly rare, confronting and beautiful phenomenon all at the same time.

This is the moment a child is born while still inside its fully intact amniotic sac - known as the caul - something estimated to occur in one in every 80,000 births.

The video was taken in Spain on Saturday and captures the rare moment the baby was born with the membrane covering its entire body, just minutes after its twin was delivered normally.

The amazing video shows the newborn lying on a hospital table, curled up inside the clear sac which is tightly stretched around its body.

Moving occasionally, the baby is clearly visible inside the sac with the blue umbilical cord - through which the baby is receiving oxygen - easily distinguishable.

With its movements increasing in regularity, the youngster is seemingly ready to escape the sac and meet its little brother or sister.



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