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Can you help me find the back story of the video of baby still in the placenta, but out on a hospital table?

Asked by Dutchess_III (36142points) August 3rd, 2014

Or more information about it? Here is the video and what I’ve been able to find so far.

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osoraro's avatar

Well, a baby is not in a placenta, but it was in the amniotic sac. It’s not uncommon.

Dutchess_III's avatar

How old is it?

osoraro's avatar

Oh, it’s just at birth. The fetus is born with the amniotic sac around it as it didn’t rupture. You have to rupture the sac so the baby an breath. I’ve seen it once.

jca's avatar

Babies are not in the placenta. They are in a uterus. The placenta is in the uterus with them, feeding the baby.

dappled_leaves's avatar

This happened in an episode of Call the Midwife this season (Season 3, Episode 7). They called it a “mermaid’s purse”; apparently it was considered to be lucky for seafarers to carry a piece of the caul. Eww.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Is the baby viable @osoraro? Or is it slowly suffocating to death while people video tape.

hearkat's avatar

@Dutchess_III – As long as the umbilical cord is intact, the baby is getting the oxygenation and nourishment from the mother, just as if it were still in utero. Since the amniotic sac is also intact, baby may not sense that it has been delivered and is probably not yet trying to breathe. I’m sure there’s a very short window of time where this is the case, as the temperature drops since the sac is now outside of the mother’s body.

Dutchess_III's avatar

If you look at it, I’m pretty sure the umbilical cord has been cut…..

Dutchess_III's avatar

Wow. Video is no longer available on YouTube.

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