Giving birth in water (rather than labouring in it) is a relatively recent development in the Western world. The first water birth that we know about in Europe was in 1803 in France. A mother whose labour had been extremely long and difficult was finally helped to give birth in a tub of warm water.
This Stunning Birth Photo Captured Something That Occurs In Less Than 1 In 80,000 Births
The California-based photographer, who has attended over 70 births, said that the parents were incredibly calm despite the fact they were essentially on their own until the medical team could get there. | This Stunning Birth Photo Captured Something That Occurs In Less Than 1 In 80,000 Births