When photographer Robin Baker was asked to document a home birth of twins, she didn’t expect what her camera would catch.

Firstly, en-caul babies are born entirely in their amniotic sac.

You might recall we shared with you recently an incredible video of a baby being born en-caul (and it went VIRAL for all the right reasons) – this time round the couple (who are home birthers for the second time and knew that they were having twins) had no way of knowing that their second baby would be born en caul.

Image credit: Robin Baker
Image credit: Robin Baker

Baby A was born 30 minutes ahead of baby B (the en caul baby).

Image credit: Robin Baker
Image credit: Robin Baker

Baker told BuzzFeed, “We didn’t know the baby would deliver completely en caul until he was crowning.”

Image credit: Robin Baker
Image credit: Robin Baker

Baby B was born completely in his amniotic sac.

Image credit: Robin Baker
Image credit: Robin Baker

He stayed in his sac until mum broke it with her fingernail.

Image credit: Robin Baker
Image credit: Robin Baker

Both babies were born healthy – right at home!

Image credit: Robin Baker
Image credit: Robin Baker

Not only did Baker do amazing job documenting this rare at-home birth, but she was recently awarded “Best in Category: Delivery” from the International Association of Birth Photographers.

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Belinda's a passionate advocate for community and connection. As the founder of the Mum Central Network she’s committed to celebrating the journey that is Australian parenthood. Mum to two cheeky boys, and wife to her superstar husband, they live a busy but crazy lifestyle in Adelaide. Great conversation, close friends and good chocolate are her chosen weapons for daily survival. Oh, and bubbles. Champagne is key.

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