Its a Water Baby for Jonty Rhodes

Its a water baby for South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes whose wife Melanie Jeanee delivered at a Santacruz hospital on Thursday afternoon. The couple have named their daughter, born in the midst of the IPL cricketing season, India Jeanne Jonty Rhodes. The baby girl, born by natural water birth, at 3.29pm weighs 3.71 kg. The couple are extremely overwhelmed and thrilled about the new addition to the family, said Dr Bhupendra Avasthi of Surya Mother and Child Care hospital at Santa Cruz. The couple had been preparing for the water birth for the last three months, added the doctor. Birthing in water is considered to be one of the most beneficial options for a woman and her baby. It creates a naturally calm and peaceful atmosphere and allows the freedom of movement and pain release, said Dr Avasthi.