An astonishing case of a baby delivered with the amniotic sac intact, was recorded by Dr. Aris Tsigris, a Greek obstetrician who delivered the baby.
He immediately posted this ultra rare picture on Facebook, after the delivery.
This phenomenally rare birth took place when the baby was delivered via C-section in Amarousion, north of Athens.
And this isn't the first time something like this has happened; it turns out, actress Jessica Alba's daughter Haven, was also born in the same way. "I was in the middle of pushing and he told me to hold on a minute and not to push," Alba said.
"He was wearing basketball shorts and a T-shirt and said: 'Oh I have to get my scrubs on for this!' The sac burst on its own after she came out. It was a trip."
The amniotic sac, which protects the baby from external injury, and nourishes it, usually breaks during birth- a process known as 'water breaking,' Dr. Tsigris explained.
Surprisingly, the baby didn't break out from the amniotic sac, and this 'ultra-rare' phenomenon left him 'breathless'.
Dr. Tsigris also added, that there's no risk for the baby, as it wouldn't need to breathe, given that it was already inside the amniotic sac. Sure enough, it would start feeding after the sac would be broken.
The amniotic sac starts to fill with a clear fluid just within a few days when the woman starts conceiving. The fluid helps maintain a constant temperature for the baby, favorable for its developments, and also provides the baby proper nutrients and fluids, that help it to breathe and swallow.
The amount of fluid starts increasing gradually during the entire course of pregnancy, and finally reduces slightly just when the baby is about to be born. It then breaks on its own during birth - a process known as water breaking.
The photo, depicting the 'ultra rare' phenomenon now has more than 8,000 shares on Facebook.