By Kaitlin Stanford, Mar 28, 2022

“An en caul birth is an incredibly rare event where the baby is born encased in their amniotic sac,” Dr. Kecia Gaither recently told (And she should know — Gaither is reportedly double board-certified in OBGYN and maternal-fetal medicine and serves as director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals in New York City).

Believe it or not, they happen in just 1 out of 80,000 live births — which is probably why they tend to make headlines whenever one occurs.

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