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    underwater births of the Sheldrake Islanders

    What is the meaning of this expression I found in my English learning book?
    "underwater births of the Sheldrake Islanders"
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    Re: underwater births of the Sheldrake Islanders

    I assume it means that women from the Sheldrake Islands choose to give birth to their babies underwater.
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    Re: underwater births of the Sheldrake Islanders

    Perfect, yes, it was one of the medical uses of water from around the world. You got it.

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    Re: underwater births of the Sheldrake Islanders

    Does it come with any other context. It's like a strange phrase to put on its own.
    But from what you've given, it would seem that each word is to taken literally. [Some] Sheldrake Islanders give birth underwater.

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    Re: underwater births of the Sheldrake Islanders

    I'm not sure I would call choosing a water birth to be "a medical use of water".
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    Re: underwater births of the Sheldrake Islanders

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm not sure I would call choosing a water birth to be "a medical use of water".
    No, you wouldn't, it's something among the medical uses of water the text says.

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    Re: underwater births of the Sheldrake Islanders

    That's the same thing. Even if it's "among the medical uses of water", I find it unnatural.
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    Re: underwater births of the Sheldrake Islanders

    Hydrotherapy is a medical use of water. I think it's quite fair for women to claim that giving birth is not a medical event, unless it becomes one or is made into one.

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