Images of a woman who was apparently giving birth to her baby in the ocean quickly went viral on the internet. Now her parents spoke and revealed what she had photographed.
A few days ago, the images of a mother who gave birth to her son in the sea began to go viral on social networks.
In them, you can see the moment where a Russian woman, apparently, gives birth to her baby in the Red Sea in Egypt. However, the father recently revealed that they only bathe their son in the sea a few days after he is born.
The mother, of Russian origin, and the Serbian father decided to submerge their little girl in the salty waters of the ocean with the ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇɴtᴀ and the uᴍʙɪʟɪᴄᴀʟ ᴄᴏʀᴅ still attached. This is known as “Lotus Labor or Birth,” which, according to her followers, provides many benefits for the health of the baby.
Lotus birth is the practice of birthing the baby and ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇɴtᴀ, and leaving the two attached until the cord falls off on its own. Anecdotally, this can take 3 to 10 days, though there’s no research to prove it. This is in contrast to the conventional practice of clamping the ᴄᴏʀᴅ to cut off circulation a few minutes after the baby is born, and eventually cutting the ᴄᴏʀᴅ to detach baby from the ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇɴtᴀ.
The photographs were taken in Dahab, a city in the northeast of Egypt, by some tourists who were there. The photographers, surprised, did not hesitate to take out their cameras to capture the moment where the father takes his daughter into the water with a doctor who was attending to the baby.
With them, the mother can be seen accompanying the entire procedure and later reuniting with her family on the beach in a scene that, without a doubt, was very emotional for them.
The doctor who intervened is an expert in water births. As revealed, the woman gave birth at her house in a pool specially adapted for this kind of birth. However, the event occurred inside her house days ago, before the images were released.
The birth occurred in October 2014, but the images quickly went viral on social networks throughout this week, prompted by a Facebook post by an Egyptian athlete, Hadia Hosny El Said, where it was stated that they could see a woman giving birth in the ocean.
After the confusion was clarified, the publication was deleted, although the images had already been shared more than 2,000 times, generating thousands of comments where many were surprised by the beauty of the painting.
In any case, the photo still captivates many Internet users.