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mom to all boys B: 08/01, C: 07/05 , N: 03/09 , M: 01/12 and far too many lost ones
Okay so I can see how most of the baby can come out without breaking the bag of water, but can the entire baby come out and still be incased in the unbroken sac? I am talking like sac with baby floating inside and not touching mom at all. If so where is the placenta then (in the sac with baby or inside of mom) and where is the umbilical cord? Are there any good illustrations of the anatomy of the amniotic sac and placenta?
The sac is connected to the placenta all around the outer edge of the placenta. So, in the kind of case you mention, the sac would have broken off pretty much at the placenta edge (or near to it). This means that while it may appear that the baby is totally encased in sac, the 'bottom end' (usually baby's feet, right) is open. It may not look open, if it's clinging to the baby, but it isn't actually sealed there at all. The cord would be trailing from baby's umbilicus down the legs and out past the feet, still attached up inside uterus to the placenta. So, tho no one has said it yet, the picture of the 'sno globe baby' would be modified by the cord trailing out the end of the 'globe' and up into mama.
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