Underwater Birthing

Births of babies are always exciting, especially when they happen in an environment so special and full of life as the ocean. Russian photographer Vladimir Bagrianski took fantastic photos of his pregnant wife, and the birth of their four children in the sea, which took place between 1986 and 1992. The series was named “Sunrise at Sea.”

The births took place in different locations, but always in the ocean. The family is very attached to the teachings of the obstetrician and psychotherapist Igor Tcharkowsky, who pioneered the method of water birth in 1963.