- 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 believed to be her father 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 from a nearby balcony and then shared on social media at the weekend
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.
It is not clear whether the woman intended to give birth in the sea, or if she suddenly went into labour while swimming. Some suggested that the older man was not her father but a doctor, meaning the delivery was planned
Social media users praised the apparent ease and beauty of the birth as they shared the images online. The identity of the woman has not been revealed, nor has the condition of the baby
The woman’s father carries the baby with the umbilical cord still attached