The birth of Raelin Scurry’s second child did not go anywhere near according to plan.
The Pennsylvania mom’s baby boy was due on Oct. 18. On Aug. 5, however, she went into labor and delivered her son, Ean Jamal Vanstory Jr., in the car on the way to the hospital. Ean was born en caul ― which means he was born inside a still-intact amniotic sac.
On Friday, she shared an incredible photo from the birth and shared her story on Instagram.
Scurry explained that she started having contractions around 10 that morning, and assuming they were Braxton Hicks contractions, decided to wait it out. But as they persisted and increased in intensity, she decided to go to the hospital.
Scurry and her fiancé, Ean Vanstory Sr., dropped their 5-year-old daughter, Amya, at her godmother’s house and started making the 15-minute drive to the hospital. But as the contractions continued to intensify and get closer together, she knew she needed 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,” she wrote. “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.”
Because they were almost to the hospital, Scurry told her fiancé to keep driving rather than wait longer for an ambulance to come to them.
“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,” she wrote. “About 7 minutes passed that I held this miracle baby in my hands until we made it to the hospital.”
Scurry’s photo and story received more than 4,600 likes on Instagram. The Facebook page, Birth Without Fear, also shared her post, and it reached an…