Woman’s Son Born by Rare ‘Mermaid Birth’ in Pool Leaving Midwives Stunned

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Giving birth is a wonderfully beautiful thing, and the memories of that day sticks with each and every family for a lifetime.

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But this woman’s birth is not only going to stick with her…

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It’s going to stick with the midwives, too.

Here’s why…

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Jennifer Petrie and her boyfriend Theo Martins welcomed the first little member of their herd into the world on December 16.

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And it was made even more special when they realized just how unique little Rio Petrie Martins’ birth really was.

In fact, it’s that unique, that only 1 in 80,000 births happen in the way baby Rio’s did, as per the Mirror. Wow.

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There was 1 thing she found a little perculiar before her birth…

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Her waters didn’t break…

Yep, that’s weird, right? It is extremely rare that a woman’s waters do not break before they head into the painful process we call labor, but nevertheless, it happens.

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Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, new momma Jennifer said:
“Basically, my water never broke. The amniotic sack where the water gushes out when you’re in labor never broke which is quite rare to happen.

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“When the baby was born he was still encased in the balloon.

“It almost looked like he was born in a water balloon. It was a water birth so the amniotic sack with the baby inside gushed into the pool still intact. He looked like he was in a cocoon. It only burst when he was picked up and then he was birthed and out of it,” Jennifer continued.

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But it wasn’t just Jennifer and Theo who’s jaws were touching the floor after the crazy birth of their son.

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The midwives were just as excited…

With 2 of them never having witnessed anything like it before.

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“The midwives were amazed because they were saying a lot of midwives don’t ever see it in their career because it’s such a rare thing to happen,” Jennifer explained to the news outlet.

“The midwives that were there were like ‘oh my god this is amazing’. It’s just so rare that a lot of people don’t see it.”

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“I feel as though it made it more magical because everyone was a lot more in awe of what was going on and people were saying how lucky it was and how amazing it was,” the mom said.

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And don’t worry, these ‘mermaid’ births, medically known as ‘en caul’ births, pose no risk to the baby or the momma bear.

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In fact, although it is extremely rare, the ‘caul’ around the baby is just removed by the parent, or midwife. Easy peasy.

Well, I mean, that part is easy…

Giving birth, not so easy.

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And we can’t imagine how beautiful that moment must have been for the new parents.

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But, that’s the beauty of birth, right? Everybody’s experience is so beautifully unique.

And we love to see it.

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“It’s our firstborn child as well so it kind of made it a lot more magical and exciting, especially with the fuss that was being caused over it. It was really nice,” Jennifer finished.

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Congratulations on your miracle birth Jennifer and Theo.

We’re so happy for you both.

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