17 pregnancies at US school after girls make baby pactUploader: JoJoran 2 years ago Subscribe 5
This would be a rare occurrence because babies do not normally inhale until they are exposed to air. Officials in Gloucester have discovered that the extraordinarily high number of pregnancies among the school's and year-olds - four or five times the average annual number - is not a coincidence. The theory behind water birth is that since the baby has already been in the amniotic fluid sac for nine months, birthing in a similar environment is gentler for the baby and less stressful for the mother. Teachers at the 1,student Gloucester high school first noticed something strange last October when several girls began visiting the school health clinic to request pregnancy tests. They continue to receive oxygen through the umbilical cord until they start to breathe on their own or until the cord is cut. Birthing pools are specifically designed to prevent this problem.