‘Dolphin midwives’ are a thing now, apparently.
Dorina Rosin owns a sanctuary in Hawaii, where she leads a peaceful existence with her husband Maika Suneagle.
All sounds very lovely and serene, doesn’t it?
That is, until you hear that Ms Rosin is planning to have her baby in the water alongside those wild, carnivorous creatures.
You see, Ms Rosin is planning a ‘dolphin-assisted birth’ — and she apparently believes that delivering her baby underwater without medical assistance is the most relaxing, natural option for her little one.
She and her husband also believe their baby can speak ‘dolphin,’ according to Channel 4 documentary Extraordinary Births, which will air the full, remarkable story this week in the UK.
US couple Heather and Adam planned a dolphin-assisted birth back in 2013. Post continues after video:
Ms Rosin’s story shines the spotlight onto a birthing trend that experts have previously called “possibly the worst idea ever”.
The phenomenon first made headlines back in 2013, when 27-year-old US woman Heather Barrington and husband Adam, 29, went public with their plans to deliver their baby among the sea-dwelling mammals.
To prepare for the birth, the North Carolina couple travelled to The Sirius Institute in Hawaii, which has a dedicated Dolphin Attended Water and Natural (DAWN) Birth Center.