Instead of opting for an underwater birth in a bath, as many women have done in the past, this woman chose to give birth in the sea. This could well be a new birth trend, as these photographs quickly went round the world and created a sensation.
A Russian tourist, accompanied by her husband, her son and a doctor, was seen giving birth in the Red Sea, to the astonishment of those who were in the area. The woman went into the sea for a swim, and was seen giving birth shortly afterward. The baby, still attched by its umbilical cord, was seen being taken to shore, where it was examined by the doctor who ascertained that all was well after the birth.
A short while later the woman was seen calmly coming out of the water, just as if she had just enjoyed a swim in the Red Sea. Residents and the media were agog at this event, which took place at Dahab, in the southeast of the Sinai peninsula.