Video of woman giving birth in Pacific Ocean goes viral on social media

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Video of woman giving birth in Pacific Ocean goes viral on social media
Video of woman giving birth in Pacific Ocean goes viral on social media
2 June, 10:53In the worldPhoto: Daily Mail
The only instrument during childbirth was a sieve into which the child's father collected the placenta.

Josie Peckert, a Nicaraguan, posted a video on her social media of herself giving birth in the Pacific Ocean, reports the Daily Mail. The footage of the fights on the sand of Playa Majagual has been viewed more than 200,000 times. “The waves hit my back in the same rhythm as the contractions, and in their smooth flow I felt really good,” the young mother wrote.

The method of having children with little or no medical intervention is called natural childbirth. It is not known exactly how many children are born in this way, there is only American statistics, according to which 7,000 natural births occur in the United States every year. Doctors warn against this practice: in case of complications, the mother and child are threatened with death.

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For 37-year-old Josie Peckert, this is the fourth child. In her opinion, doctors and midwives do what the female body can handle without outside interference, so she gives birth herself. “The first time I gave birth in a clinic, and it was a traumatic birth, the second time I gave birth at home, and by the third time I didn’t even need a midwife,” she says. - This time I had no doctor's appointments, no ultrasound, no due date. We just believed that our child would do the right thing.”

When Josie felt contractions, she sent the kids to friends and drove with her boyfriend Benny to the beach. They took with them only towels, a bowl with a sieve to collect the placenta, gauze and paper towels. “I had the idea that I wanted to give birth in the ocean, and since the conditions were right that day, I did so,” the woman says. “I followed the tide for a few weeks, so when it came time for me to give birth, I knew the beach would be safe for us. The soft volcanic sand beneath me reminded me that there is nothing else between heaven and earth but life."

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As a result, a healthy boy weighing 3.5 kg was born. It was named Bodhi Amor Ocean Cornelius. Now he is 13 weeks old.

Josie Peckert and her husband Benny Cornelius met in Germany and then emigrated to Nicaragua. They have two children together and seven children together.

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