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Veiled birth...warning graphic photo

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Well, I find it interesting and not graphic but others may say its graphic

 

10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births

1-A membrane that covers the head and face of a newborn is called a CAUL. It is a remnant of the amniotic membrane.

2-In extremely rare cases, the caul can enclose the newborn entirely in what is known as a 'veiled birth' or an 'en-caul birth'. In this case, the sac is never broken and the water is not released until the baby is outside the womb (uterus).

3-In some cultures, babies born with a full caul are considered to be very special and there are various rites to mark such a birth. Among the Yorubas of West Africa, a child born fully enclosed in the caul (sac) is called Oke. In some other cultures, the caul is removed and given to the parents who then preserve it in a special jar or dispose of it themselves by burial or burning. By the way, is there any Oke in the house?

4-In the old traditions of certain parts of Europe, a caul is highly prized by sailors who see it as a sign of goodluck and a kind of charm that can save them from drowning and other forms of disasters while at sea. In medieval Europe, mothers sold the cauls of their children to sailors for huge sums of money. For some others, it is used in preparing special charms and potions. For Iyaniwura, the caul is nothing more than a sheet of membrane that should be discarded like abodi that has gone bad.

5-Sigmund Freud, Charlemagne (Charles the Great) and Napoleon Bonaparte, the Emperor of France were all said to be born enclosed in a caul.

6-A child born with the caul is called a CAULBEARER.

7-The caul is also known as a 'hood', 'veil' or the 'veil of tears'.

8. The caul is harmless and can be easily removed by the doctor or a midwife but it has to be done properly so as not to injured the baby.
9. In most cases, en-caul births occur in premature deliveries.
10. Caul births should not be confused with an en-caul birth in which the baby is totally enclosed in the amniotic sac.

 

 

1-A membrane that covers the head and face of a newborn is called a CAUL. It is a remnant of the amniotic membrane

 

 

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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mlg1989
by ZombieMegg on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:11 PM
Can't see the pic :(
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:12 PM
I don't see anything
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:12 PM
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Its pretty rare but its when the baby is born sitll in the sac. Interesting!

MamaOf3091011
by MamaOf4Now09101114 on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Bump for picture
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:12 PM
3 moms liked this
Oh my gawd!!!!!!

I was NOT prepared for the white square!!
MrsDavidB25
by Stacey on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:12 PM

 fail

ColleenF30
by Lube Girl on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:13 PM

No pic :(

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:13 PM

harehelper
by Platinum Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Your warning was unnecessary , since there doesn't seem to be a picture....

stacy8606
by Silver Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:13 PM
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