First water birth in Britain, 1982.
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First water birth in Britain, 1982.

© Manchester Daily Express / Science & Society Picture Library


'Little Jesy Woodcock is Britain's first water baby. She was born underwater, in a plastic paddling pool in her parents' living room. She swam into the world as mum Judy squatted with her husband, Duncan, in 18 ins of warm, salty water. And yesterday Judy, 34, said: 'It was wonderful.' Within seconds of the birth, eight weeks ago, baby Jesy was lifted to her mother's breast - then dunked back in the water. Ten minutes later, Duncan, 35, cut the umbilical cord and weighed the 6lb water baby.'

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