A ᴠᴇɪʟᴇᴅ ʙɪʀᴛʜ, also known as a ‘ᴍᴇʀᴍᴀɪᴅ’ or ‘ᴇɴ ᴄᴀᴜʟ’ ʙɪʀᴛʜ, is when the baby comes out still inside the ɪɴᴛᴀᴄᴛ ᴀᴍɴɪᴏᴛɪᴄ sᴀᴄ, which usually ʀᴜᴘᴛᴜʀᴇs when the expectant mother goes into ʟᴀʙᴏᴜʀ. It is said to occur just once in every 80,000 ʙɪʀᴛʜs.
Breathtaking images show the beautiful moment a baby girl is born via ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ with the ᴀᴍɴɪᴏᴛɪᴄ sᴀᴄ sᴛɪʟʟ ɪɴᴛᴀᴄᴛ. The ᴀᴍɴɪᴏᴛɪᴄ sᴀᴄ is a thin, ғʟᴜɪᴅ-ғɪʟʟᴇᴅ sᴀᴄ that surrounds the ғᴏᴇᴛᴜs during ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ and helps to protect it from ɪɴᴊᴜʀʏ and to regulate temperature so it can stay warm. When the ᴀᴍɴɪᴏᴛɪᴄ sᴀᴄ ʀᴜᴘᴛᴜʀᴇs, this is what is commonly known as your ‘waters breaking’. ᴇɴ ᴄᴀᴜʟ ʙɪʀᴛʜs are more common during C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴs, but they can also occur in ᴠᴀɢɪɴᴀʟ ʙɪʀᴛʜs. And a slight majority of twin ʙɪʀᴛʜs are ᴄᴀʀʀɪᴇᴅ out via C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ. Gʏɴᴀᴇᴄᴏʟᴏɢɪsᴛ and ᴏʙsᴛᴇᴛʀɪᴄɪᴀɴ Ana Teijelo, who was in charge of the ᴍᴇᴅɪᴄᴀʟ ᴛᴇᴀᴍ that ᴄᴀʀʀɪᴇᴅ out the C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ, shared footage of the ᴅᴇʟɪᴠᴇʀʏ that took place on Wednesday March 23. She said: ” Today at the ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ of Vinaros we had a ᴠᴇɪʟᴇᴅ ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ (2nd twin) and here you can see the enthusiasm of the participants. Because there are days that make us remember why we’re in this. I share it with permission, of course. Beautiful photos, don’t you think?. The first ᴠᴇɪʟᴇᴅ ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ I’ve seen and I loved it, and I’m not telling the students anything (although I admit that I’m the one screaming).” The twins were both born healthy and happy, they were born were extremely well. In what staff say was a ’10 out of 10 day’. Teijelo said: ” All the staff enjoyed the ᴅᴇʟɪᴠᴇʀʏ: ᴍɪᴅᴡɪᴠᴇs, ɢʏɴᴀᴇᴄᴏʟᴏɢɪsᴛs, ᴘᴀᴇᴅɪᴀᴛʀɪᴄɪᴀɴs, ᴀɴᴀᴇsᴛʜᴇsɪᴏʟᴏɢɪsᴛs, ɴᴜʀsᴇs, ɴᴜʀsᴇ ᴛᴇᴄʜɴɪᴄɪᴀɴs, ᴄᴀʀᴇᴛᴀᴋᴇʀs, students and, of course, the mother. And here are the protagonists, small and large. And to leave a memory of this moment, our staff have made a painting for the mother by printing the placentas and it looks beautiful, really.”
Ana Teijelo said she hopes this remarkable ʟᴀʙᴏᴜʀ story will inspire others working in healthcare to keep going, as these momentous events can renew passion for the job despite tough times. She added: ” To all future ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀs, ᴍᴇᴅɪᴄᴀʟ students…remember: in all ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟs you can learn a lot. The most important thing is to never lose enthusiasm. A day like today compensates for many others. I will never tire of looking at these photos.”