Through En Caul, Dr. Gaither aims to keep her readers up to date with news, information and the latest research pertaining to women’s health matters and prenatal care.
What is a ‘Caul’ Birth? “Born in the caul” is a phrase that’s connected with a lot of cross-cultural myths and superstitions — babies born in the caul are supposed to be destined for lives of fame and fortune. Biologically a ‘caul birth,’ rare in nature, refers to a baby that’s born with part of the amniotic sac still attached. Even more extraordinary – occurring approximately once in every 80,000 births is something called ‘en-caul,’ a baby born within a completely intact amniotic sac, fluid and all.