Amazing: The moment this newborn baby was delivered still inside the amniotic sac was captured on video in Spain on Saturday. The video shows the baby moving inside the clear sac on a hospital table as doctors and nurses watch on
Incredible: The baby’s blue umbilical cord, through which it is receiving oxygen, can be clearly distinguished on the video
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.
Normally, the amniotic sac is broken during the strenuous process of childbirth or is pierced with a scalpel during a caesarean.
Doctors and nurses gathered around the table to catch a glimpse of what for most medical professionals is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
When the amniotic sac breaks, the fluid held inside is what is described as a woman’s ‘water breaking’.
In less than one day the video has been watched by more than 6.8 million people.Beautiful: Although the sac normally breaks during the stress of child birth, it had to be cut by a doctor in this instance. The umbilical cord was still wrapped around the baby as it was cut free from the amniotic sac after birth
Earlier this year another baby, also from Spain, was captured on video being born inside the amniotic sac.
In that instance the doctor used a pair of surgical scissors to cut a small hole in the sac, causing the baby to spill out soon after.
That video also went viral with a total of more than 26 million social media users watching the birth of the youngster.