This may look like an image out of a science fiction film but this is a human baby. It’s a photo of a baby boy who was delivered still inside his amniotic sac.
The photo of this rare birth that happens just once in every 80,000 deliveries was taken by a doctor at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. William Binder, a neonatologist said of the birth.
“It was a moment that really did, even though it’s a cliché: we caught our breath. It really felt like a moment of awe. This was really a moment that will stick to my memory for some time,” he said.
The baby boy Silas Johnson was born premature at the 26-week mark via C-section, in February 2015. When this photo was taken, the baby boy was still receiving oxygen from his mother’s placenta.