Mom Plans The Perfect Home Birth, But She Was Never Ready For This Amazing Surprise!

Amber and Kyle wanted everything about their pregnancy to be a surprise and a beautiful journey. They decided to have a home birth and to keep the baby’s secret until the actual delivery.

On December 21, 2013, Amber’s contractions began. Her mom, sister-in-law, two sons, birth photographer, and midwife gathered around her. Amber’s midwife filled up the birthing pool. The setting was perfect, it was just a matter of time until the baby came. “I just went away. I was in another world during that whole time in the pool. My happy spot was on the beach… That’s where I went.”

As Amber’s water broke, she felt a “water balloon sac” in the tub. It turns out that the baby was born en caul, meaning it was born in the amniotic sac. With a percentage of less than 1 in 80,000 births, this is was a pretty rare occurrence.

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Video: Amber Nicole