Two years ago, Silas Philips made headlines when he was born inside his amniotic sac.
The video went viral as it fetched over 6.8 million views in a day.
Many viewers were shocked upon seeing the images, as caul births are rare. They occur once in 80,000 child deliveries.
‘Caul births pertains to a baby born inside the water bubble like a sac. They are a known occurrence for medical fraternity, though.
Silas’ s mother was completely dumbfounded.
“I was like, oh my gosh, Silas, you’re a little special baby,” his mother Chelsea Philips said. “It was like a clear film, where you could definitely make out his head and his hair.”
Silas was a premature baby.
He was born three months premature. Although he wasn’t alone for long, he was actually one of the pair twins.
Silas was still attached to the umbilical cord.
Silas was able to get oxygen from the placenta through the cord, which made it easier for him to survive in the bubble.
Even doctors couldn’t resist capturing the moment.
“Even though it’s a cliche, we caught our breath,” neonatologist William Binder said. “It really felt like a moment of awe.” The baby’s grandmother later showed the image to his mother, Chelsea Philips.
The baby could be seen moving and wriggling around as though still inside the womb.
In the video, the baby could be seen moving in response to the poking and prodding by medical staff in operation theatre though water bubble is surrounding him.
An incredible photo captured his tiny hands pressed against the thin membrane.
“Look, what I had the honour of filming in my dear Santa House Mercy,” the nurse, Gih Flor de Lis wrote, as she uploaded the video of her poking the newborn through the sac.
Until the sac is punctured, the baby behaves as if it is still inside the mother’s womb.
The doctor also had to help Silas to breathe as he was born three months premature via caesarian section.