You're very lucky that your midwife let you go w/o breaking you water. This time around I was really wishing for my baby to be born in the caul but the midwife insisted on breaking my water because she said complications can arise from that....(something about amniotic fluid getting into the blood stream??? she said it was bad... I have no idea) but I was pretty disapointed about that because I was about to push him out and my water still hadn't broken
oh well, maybe next life time
Let's see, I read a passage in A Mediterranian Feast
, which is a book about the history of mediterranian food and cooking over the last 500 years, that the 'white witches' (I guess the good ones) were the ones born in the caul. They battled with the black witches in the mountains of northern Italy (i'm guessing like a long long time ago, like in the 1500s- will have to look that passage up again- sorry it's late and I just got back from a trip)...
In Asia they say that if a baby is born in the caul that it is a sign of greatness and that his/her mother must have been very flexiable of body, mind and spirit.
I, too, would like to know what other people have heard or read about babies being born in the caul.