Amazing pictures are emerging of a woman and her baby right after she delivered in the ocean by the resort town of Dahab, Egypt. The images capturing the apparently seamless birth in the Red Sea are going viral.
The incredible photos were taken by Mohamed Elsaid from a balcony of a hotel he owns, Dar Dahab. His niece Hadia Hosny El Said posted her uncle’s astounding pictures on her Facebook page.
Josy Peukert, 37, uploaded a post on Instagram showing how she and her partner, Benni Cornelius, 42, drove to the beach so she could have her baby on the shoreline of Playa Majagual, Nicaragua.
She delivered her baby without medical assistance in a so-called ‘free birth’, after turning down scans throughout her pregnancy.
The video of waves crashing into her back as she writhes in pain through contractions has been watched over 200,000 times.
Josy said: ‘The waves had the same rhythm as the contractions, that smooth flow made me feel really good.’
The photo of an older man carrying the baby appeared to be a doctor specializing in water births, the Mail reported, so the photographer thought the delivery was most likely planned.
Mohamed also noticed that before going into labor, the mother had gone for a swim, and was followed by her partner and doctor who helped deliver the baby.
There are no available statistics for how many free births take place around the world each year, however, the number is believed to be small but growing.