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Giving Birth and Being Born in Water
In every culture and religion throughout the world water is synonymous with the female aspect of life. Where there is no water, there can be no life.
Water is considered the symbol of fertility and also of eternal life. Human beings consist mainly of water, and before birth we develop inside the womb, swimming in amniotic fluid. We can therefore say that we are “children of water.”
About Author: Dr. Albin Thöni
Dr. Albin Thöni heads the gynaecological and obstetrics department of Europe’s leading hospital for waterbirths, with a waterbirth rate of 52%. He has been published more than 50 times in various international medical journals. Recently he has been increasingly active as a speaker at symposiums and congresses in German- and Italian-speaking nations. View all posts by Dr. Albin Thöni and Ludwig Moroder
About Author: Ludwig Moroder
Ludwig Moroder is in charge of food- and water-microbiology at the central biological laboratory of the Environmental Agency of Bozen/Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy. View all posts by Dr. Albin Thöni and Ludwig Moroder