This Mom Decides To Have Her Baby In The Ocean For A ‘Worry-Free’ Natural Birth

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You may be used to hearing of women giving birth in the hospital, water births, and unexpected births. But, this mom expected and knew exactly what she wanted to do. To have a less stressful birth, she decided it was best to go to the beach one day and take a dip into the Pacific Ocean. Where she brought her bundle of joy into the world. The thought of this made many viewers that saw her story concerned about the well-being of the child. Saying things like it’s dangerous and unsanitary. But, according to her, it was her choice and it was an ideal way of having her baby.

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Stress-Free Birth

Josy Peukert a 37-year-old woman was getting ready to pop out her baby. She chose exactly where she wanted to be when it happened. This of course was a much different way of doing things compared to others. When the time came to give birth, she took a trip with her other half, Benni Cornelius, age 42. Their trip landed them in Paya Majaqual in Nicaragua. The baby would be born in the ocean because that’s how it was meant to happen. Since then, her story hit the charts and has gone viral on Instagram.

“I had no fears or worries to welcome a new little soul into our lives, just me, my partner, and the waves. It was beautiful. The soft volcanic sand under me reminded me there is nothing else between heaven and earth just life.”

Easier Than Having A Baby In The Hospital?

Of course many if not all of the people on the planet know how painful birth is especially without an epidural to numb the pain. But, Josy stands by her experience and says that the ocean calmed her contractions and aching pains. She sat in the Pacific Ocean as the waves hit her back and gave birth to her baby boy, Bhodi Amor Ocean. Both of them came out as healthy as can be.

The waves had the same rhythm as the contractions, that smooth flow made me feel really good,” Josy explained. “I got this idea in my head I wanted to give birth in the ocean and because the conditions were right on the day that’s what I did.

Baby in ocean
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Traumatic First Birth

Josy is the loving mother of 3 children. She specifically chose this birthing option because of the hardships she fast with the birth of her first child. She says that the clinic she gave birth in was traumatic even for both her and her baby. Next, was her second child which she chose to do a home birth. But, by the second baby, she knew in her heart that she needed to do it alone this time. This meant that she didn’t even want help before the birth either. Not a single doctor was involved to do scans, appointments, or even let them know when she was due to have the baby. They trusted their faith in Josy’s maternal instincts.

I wanted to be worry-free for once,” she said. “My first birth was traumatic in a clinic, and my second birth was a home birth but by the third, even a midwife in my home was too much.”

“This time I had no doctor’s appointments or scans or outside influence. We didn’t have a due date or deadline for the baby to arrive. We just trusted that our baby would make its way.”

Baby Gone Viral

She decided to share her store with the world by sharing it on Instagram @raggapunzel. She has since reached over 200,000 views and tons of comments. Some shared happiness whereas others were cruel and showed disgust in her choice.

Here are just a few of the comments left by people:

“What a shock for that bubba – from a warm womb to the cold ocean.” And, another said: “Is this sanitary? There’s a lot of bacteria in the sea.”

Josy, of course, did not let these comments phase her and replied back with “Bodhi was born in the midday sun when it was about 35 degrees, we weren’t worried at all that he’d be cold and I had no concerns about waterborne infections. He is perfectly healthy.” “For me and this baby, I wanted to feel completely connected by my own self-directed care. This pregnancy was the greatest gift we could have imagined and wished for.”

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