Delivering your own baby seems like a super scary task. But whe one mom delivered her own baby because she couldn’t make it to the hospital on time–the baby was still inside its amniotic sac. Luckily, both are doing just fine.
Raelin Scurry, a mom from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, gave birth to her second child in a car on the way to the hospital. When she gave birth, her newborn was still inside its amniotic sac, which is a membrane that contains and protects the baby, placenta, and amniotic fluids while in the womb.
When her baby didn’t move at first, Scurry thought fast and poked at his face to see if he would move–and thankfully, he did. She waited a few minutes for her husband arrived to drive them to the hospital. Usually, the sac is broken when when the baby is born (typically because of the contractions), so this is not too common.
Scurry, of course, posted an Instagram photo of her son, Ean Jamal Vanstory Jr. or “E.J.”, afterward. He is doing well–and was born on August 5 weighing 3 pounds and 1 ounce at 29 weeks.
Our birth story! ❤ The human body is truly an amazing thing. 8.5.2017 at about 10am I started having contractions. I was only 29 weeks and 4 days so I just figured they were Braxton hicks and decided to wait it out. After about 45 minutes of consistent contractions that were increasing in intensity I decided I should probably go in. I there in some clothes. Grabbed my daughter some clothes, her my fiance And I left for the hospital. I dropped my daughter to her God mommy Nicole And headed to the hospital. Well the contractions continued to get closer together and more intense and before I knew it I knew it was time to push. I called 911 because I was so scared. They couldn’t understand me between the screams with contractions. So I handed the phone to my fiance. I pulled my pants off and reached down, sure enough his head was right there. I pushed one time and my miracle baby was here. When I looked down I realized he was still completely wrapped in the amniotic sac. The dispatcher told us to pull over. But I knew we would make it to the hospital before they would make it to us. So I told Ean to keep driving. I was so scared. My Fiance was so calm driving and on the phone with 911. At first the baby was still and all I could do was pray he would be okay. And then I rubbed his face with my thumb and he pulled his little hands and feet up to his face as if he understood my prayers and wanted to reassure us he was okay. About 7 minutes passed that I held this miracle baby in my hands until we made it to the hospital. A familiar face came running out and grabbed my baby. He was born an caul. This happens 1 in every 80,000 births. Usually during c-section. He was 3lb 1oz. He doing wonderful all things considered all He went through I know he’s going to be an awesome little man! ❤ he is truly a miracle baby. We are so blessed to be his parents. #encaul #encaulbirth #carbirth #miriclebaby