Heather Barrington and her husband Adam flew to Hawaii a month before Heather is due to give birth - an act which is miraculous in itself.
But the couple hope to make their little miracle even MORE miraculous by having dolphins assist their birth!
That's why they made the trip - the couple hopes their little bump pops out while they're in the water with dolphins!
Here's what Heather said:
"It is about reconnecting as humans with the dolphins so we can coexist in this world together and learn from one another. Having that connection with the pod of dolphins anytime – even if the birth doesn’t happen in the water – still brings peace, comfort and strength to the mother and baby during labor."
The place that will help the couple achieve their dreams is the Sirius Institute, which describe themselves as "a research consortium with the purpose of 'dolphinizing' the planet."
It isn't a given that the pregnant lady will give birth with the dolphins - and if that doesn't happen - she will deliver with a midwife about 30 miles away from the ocean.
But at least one expert doesn't think it will be such a bad thing if the dolphin assisted birth doesn't happen.
Because dolphins can be dangerous, they say!
Here's what one expert said:
“My professional opinion: this has to be, hands down, one of the worst natural birthing ideas anyone has ever had (and that is saying a lot). No matter how cute they might appear, dolphins are not cuddly companions; they are real, large, ocean predators with a track record for violence — even when it comes to humans.”
Personally we would err with the side of caution and have our babies in a place where there was zero chance of them getting hurt!
But, hey, that's just like, our opinion!
[Image via Charlotte Observer.]
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