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Craze For "Fertility Waters" After Nicole Kidman Says They Helped Her Conceive

09/07/2009 11:12 | Updated 22 May 2015

Women are flocking to the Australian outback in a bid to get pregnant after Nicole Kidman said there was "something in the water" which helped her conceive.

The Hollywood star was filming Baz Luhrmann's epic Australia in and around the outback town of Kununurra back in 2007.

She and other crew members from the film swam in nearby creeks and water holes while they were there.

A few weeks later Kidman discovered she was pregnant with her daughter Sunday Rose - and another six women working on the film had also got knocked up.

"I never thought that I would get pregnant and give birth to a child, but it happened on this movie," Kidman told The Australian Women's Weekly in an exclusive interview for the magazine's 75th anniversary edition.

"Seven babies were conceived out of this film and only one was a boy. There is something up there in the Kununurra water because we all went swimming in the waterfalls, so we can call it the fertility waters now."

Aborigines apparently also believe the pools have magical properties.

Now women are travelling to the region to swim in the water in the hope they too will get pregnant.

Desperate women from around the world have also been trying to get hold of the water.

But tourism officials in Kununurra say they can't post the water and are telling women that if they want to benefit from it, they will have to travel there.

A spokeswoman told the Telegraph: "We try to dissuade these women from being sent the water because of the difficulties of collecting and transporting it.

"We encourage them to come here for a swim if that's what they want."

Sunday Rose is Kidman's first child with her husband, country music singer Keith Urban. She also has two adopted children with her ex-husband Tom Cruise.

I know women will try almost anything to get pregnant - but do you believe this sort of thing really works? Did anything unusual work for you?

Source [The Telegraph]

Source [Australian Women's Weekly]

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