The second Chelsea Phillips gave birth, she had no idea her newborn was creating a stir in the delivery room.
You see, her son turned miracle baby Silas was born three months prematurely via C-section at just 26 weeks, but his amniotic sac didn’t rupture at birth.
This is a true medical rarity.
Dr. William Binder, a neonatologist at Cedars Sinai Medical Center who helped deliver Silas, quickly snapped a photo of the baby in his sac. “… We caught our breath,” he said. “It really felt like a moment of awe.”
Silas was born in his water bag, with the placenta and umbilical cord still tucked inside.
In the amazing photo you’re about to see, Silas is still in a fetal position, with his arms and his legs curled up.
Until the bag was broken, Silas was still getting oxygen through the placenta. The doctors needed to work fast to get the baby out of the sac and breathing.
Today, doctors say baby Silas, now 10-weeks-old, is doing well and should be headed home in about a month, right around his due date.
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