When A Baby Was Born Prematurely, Doctors Were Shocked By What They Saw

Neonatologist William Binder at Los Angeles” Cedars-Sinai Hospital has fast fingers. Late last year, Chelsea Phillips came to the hospital and had to have her baby delivered via C-section 26 weeks early. The small baby boy, Silas, was born “en caul,” meaning that he was still inside the amniotic sac. It”s something that only happens in one out of every 80,000 births.

Before Silas was removed from the sac, Binder grabbed his phone and snapped a quick photo of the medical miracle happening before his very eyes. At the time the photo was taken, Silas was still getting oxygen from the placenta.

Before Silas was removed from the sac, Binder grabbed his phone and snapped a quick photo of the medical miracle happening before his very eyes. At the time the photo was taken, Silas was still getting oxygen from the placenta.

“It was a moment that really did, even though it”s a cliche: we caught our breath,” said Binder. “This was really a moment that will stick in my memory for some time.”

Silas is now 10 weeks old and, by all accounts, is doing well. He”s expected to be able to head home from the hospital in about a month.

Silas is now 10 weeks old and, by all accounts, is doing well. He

(via: The Week, CBS)

A doctor grabbing their phone to take a picture in the operating room doesn”t sound very sanitary. But you can”t really argue with the result … that”s an amazing picture.