A few years ago I had the chance to witness such an amazing birth. We were talking about baby's being born "in the caul" which means they are emerging in the water sac - with my second birth the water sac was coming out in tact before the baby's head, bursting as she crowned. (I wish I had photos of that!) The midwife shared a story about seeing a baby born in the water in the sac, and how incredible it was. This whole discussion while mom is laboring made it all the more cool to witness this as her own baby emerged:
Photo by Whitni Parker.
The saying is, "Born in the caul is the luckiest of all."