A 31-year-old female asked:
if women were to purposely birth a baby in its amniotic sac. wouldn't that lessen the chance of amniotic fluid embolism? i want a en caul birth
1 doctor answer
Dr. Jeff Livingston answered
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pretty rare: En caul births are quite rare especially in live term gestations. The incidence is less than 1/80,000. It is fine to want to do that but important to understand that nature tends to cause the water to break at some point during labor.
Answered on Sep 30, 2016
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