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A 27-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 answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
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.
Last updated Sep 30, 2016

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