Photo Captures Stunning Images From A Birth That Only Happens Once In Every 80,000
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Photo Captures Stunning Images From A Birth That Only Happens Once In Every 80,000

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07:54 PST | Nov 6, 2019

Childbirth is always a miracle. Bringing a life into this world is a privilege and each smiling baby is a wonderful gift.

While birth is always amazing, almost no delivery is the same. Jana Brasil is a photographer in Brazil. She captures the unique and beautiful deliveries of babies in her area.

Earlier this year she happened to photograph something that's truly rare: an en-caul birth.

This happens when a child is delivered still fully encased in the amniotic sac, or caul. This only happens in about 1 in every 80,000 child births, meaning Brasil was incredibly lucky to be able to see it.

Her photos are unlike anything you've ever seen before.

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The sac creates an almost alien-appearance for the baby, but it's completely harmless. The caul,sometimes called a veil, is easily removed by physicians or midwives.

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The baby, Noah Valasco, was delivered at the Praia da Costa Hospital by c-section. He and his mother, Monyck are both healthy and happy.

Caul births are even more rare when they involve a C-section, as the scalpel typical cuts into the sac, making Noah's birth that much more special.

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The photos have been shared around the world and Monyck continues to be overwhelmed.

"People all around the world are reposting the photos and looking for us. I saw him being born. They lowered the screen so I could see. I cried a lot. It's an emotion that has no size." she said to the media.

Brasil began taking photographs of births full-time just three years ago and has received awards for her work. Even so Noah is clearly a special one.

Congratulations to everyone involved and best of luck to the new mother!