Most pregnant women hope to make it to full term, somewhere between 36 and 40 weeks.
At this stage of the pregnancy, a baby can make it on his own without medical intervention.
When Raelin Scurry started having contractions at only 29 weeks into her pregnancy, she assumed they were Braxton Hicks contractions. She decided to wait them out, thinking they’d go away pretty soon.
However, once the contractions started getting worse, she realized it was time to go to the hospital.
She and her fiancé got in the car, but as they were driving, Raelin felt the urge to push. When she reached down, she felt her baby’s head crowning.
She pushed hard just once, and the baby came out — but when she looked at her newborn son, she realized he was still in the amniotic sac.
Raelin’s fiancé continued driving them to the hospital, and the two parents prayed that their son would make it.
Raelin, who also has a daughter, shared her son’s birth story on Instagram.
Our birth story! The human body is truly an amazing thing.
8.5.2017 at about 10 am I started having contractions.
I was only 29 weeks and 4 days so I just figured they were Braxton Hicks and decided to wait it out.
After about 45 minutes of consistent contractions that were increasing in intensity, I decided I should probably go in.
I threw on some clothes. Grabbed my daughter some clothes, [then] her, my fiancé and I left for the hospital.
I dropped my daughter to her Godmommy Nicole and headed to the hospital.
Well the contractions continued to get closer together and more intense and before I knew it I knew it was time to push.
I called 911 because I was so scared. They couldn’t understand me between the screams with contractions.
So I handed the phone to my fiancé. I pulled my pants off and reached down, sure enough, his head was right there.
I pushed one time and my miracle baby was here. When I looked down I realized he was still completely wrapped in the amniotic sac.
The dispatcher told us to pull over. But I knew we would make it to the hospital before they would make it to us. So I told Dan to keep driving.
I was so scared. My fiancé was so calm driving and on the phone with 911. At first, the baby was still and all I could do was pray he would be okay.
And then I rubbed his face with my thumb and he pulled his little hands and feet up to his face as if he understood my prayers and wanted to reassure us he was okay.
About 7 minutes passed that I held this miracle baby in my hands until we made it to the hospital.
A familiar face came running out and grabbed my baby. He was born en caul. This happens 1 in every 80,000 births. Usually during C-section.
He was 3lb 1oz. He’s doing wonderfully all things considered all he went through I know he’s going to be an awesome little man!
He is truly a miracle baby. We are so blessed to be his parents.
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