Now that’s a water baby! Incredible moment Russian tourist gives birth in the Red Sea
Pregnant Russian tourist went for a swim in the Red Sea resort town of Dahab before she gave birth
New father was pictured emerging from the waves helping to carry his son with the umbilical cord attached
Images were taken by Hadia Hosny El Said from her uncle’s balcony as they watched the scene unfold
Hadia said the older man is a doctor specialising in water births, meaning the delivery was arranged
This is the incredible moment a newborn baby was carried from the Red Sea in Egypt after a Russian tourist travelled to the resort town in order to give birth in the water.
Hadia Hosny El Said captured these images from the balcony of her uncle’s apartment in Dahab, north of Sharm el-Sheikh, showing the new father emerging from the ocean helping to carry his newborn.
Moments later the mother also emerged from the sea looking as if she had just been for a swim, before being reunited with her child on the beach.
This is the incredible moment a pregnant Russian tourist gave birth in the Red Sea in Egypt before her partner and a man reported to be a doctor carried the baby from the ocean
Stunned onlookers captured the moment the baby was carried from the water before the mother climbed out of the waves looking as if she had just been for a swim
Once back on shore the new mother was reunited with her child in these images which were taken by Hadia Hosny El Said from a nearby balcony and then shared on social media
Another child was also waiting on the beach to welcome the new arrival, and while the exact relationship was not made clear, it appears to belong to the woman
Hadia said the older man carrying the baby is a doctor specialising in water births, meaning the delivery was arranged ahead of time.
Since Hadia posted the pictures on Facebook on Saturday they have gone viral, being shared more than 2,000 times and attracting thousands of comments.
The mother’s identity has not been revealed, nor has the condition of the child – though both appeared happy and healthy after the delivery.
Hadia the woman had gone for a swim before going into labour, and was followed by her partner and the doctor who helped her deliver the baby.
After the birth the placenta was placed into a bowl before the baby was carried from the water with the umbilical cord still attached.
Another child was waiting on the beach before greeting the new arrival, with the mother joining a short time after in a touching family moment.
Commenters on social media praised the ‘beauty’ and ‘ease’ of the water birth.