Family Magazine

I Gave Birth to a Bubble

By Therealsupermum @TheRealSupermum
Child's Caul (Silly Hood)

Image by S.C. Asher via Flickr

 This post is an anonymous guest post


After I gave birth to my daughter my partner told me that it was like I was giving birth to a bubble, he though it was my insides and told me it scared him, which to be fair he must have been pooping in his pants as i suddenly gave birth at home and he was my midwife. My daughter was born still in the amniotic sac, my waters did not break until I had pushed and her head was out, it was then they broke and went all over my partner (hehe good times) the actual name is Born in the Caul,.
**The correct name for those who are born with a Caul is a Caulbearer. Such people are often referred to as being born behind The Veil, as the Caul is also referred to as The Veil in many cultures due to it being a face covering.**
It is supposed to be a good luck sign and after looking online for more information i have come across a few saying that Caulbearer’s are spiritually gifted.
**It has been calculated that Caulbearer births may be as few as one in eighty thousand births. However this does not necessarily mean that there may be one such birth in every eighty thousand births in a particular area or that there may not be more than one in any grouping of eighty thousand births.**
Also what sprang to my attention was seeing on an online forum that midwives do not need to manually break your waters (this I am not too sure on as I am not a professional) babies being born still in the amniotic sac is supposed to be a much easier birth as the sac acts like a cushion, this I can back up as I didn’t even have any grazing and when my son was born I had a few grazes, just shy of needing stitches and he was much smaller then my daughter, due to being born 5weeks early. After looking online I noticed a picture which has the same white film over the babies face, which my daughter had.
This is a video of a baby being born in the Caul – Please watch the second video

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