A mum has stunned the internet with an amazing underwater birth at one of the world’s most iconic tourist destinations.
The images shared on social media show 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.
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.
After the birth the placenta was placed into a bowl before the baby was carried from the water with the umbilical cord still attached.
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