At just 29 weeks pregnant, the Pennsylvania resident delivered her own baby, 11 weeks early, in the front seat of her vehicle.
She added: ‘At first the baby was still and all I could do was pray he would be okay.
“After about 45 minutes of consistent contractions that were increasing in intensity I decided I should probably go in”, she posted, on August 24. WIthin minutes, E.J. Scurry was born inside his amniotic sac. When the sensation persisted, she woke her boyfriend to let him know she was having real contractions.
Astonishingly, though, he had remained in his amniotic sac, a rare occurrence that happens in less than one in 80,000 births, according to Cedars Sinai.
Scurry and her fiance Ean thought they would be able to make it to the hospital faster than the emergency services, so they kept driving, despite how scared they were.
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An American woman was forced to deliver her own baby in a vehicle while rushing to the hospital when her contractions got too much to bear.
En caul (amniotic sac) births are uncommon and are quite rare phenomena.
The protective sac generally bursts in the earlier stages of labor, most often referred to as a pregnant woman’s “water breaking”. “I called 911 because I was so scared”, she posted.
‘I know he’s going to be an awesome little man!
The amniotic sac, which is filled with fluid, serves as a cushion from injury to a baby inside the womb.
Handing the phone to her fiancé, Raelin pulled her trousers off and reached down, and the baby’s head was right there.
Little EJ weighed just 3 pounds and 1 ounce when he was born, but according to more recent Instagram updates, he’s growing fast. He is truly a miracle baby.
Amniotic fluid is mainly water, but from about week 10 onwards, the baby passes small amounts of urine into the fluid. They couldn’t understand me between the screams with contractions, ‘ she explained. To her surprise, the baby was already making its way out, and all it took was one more push for Scurry’s son to drop into her waiting hands.
Being born “en caul” is the term used when the child is born within an intact amniotic sac, which occurred in the story above. (So far, Ean seems to be doing just fine.) But they do get a fun story-or even a picture-to share with friends over a beer one day. “We are so blessed to be his parents”, said the proud mum.