Katie Piper meets pregnant woman who wants to give birth in the sea – with a dolphin as her midwife!

Dorina Rosin, who appears on Channel 4’s Extraordinary Births, wants to have a ‘dolphin-assisted’ birth at sea…

Katie Piper meets pregnant woman who wants to give birth in the sea - with a dolphin as her midwife!

by Kayleigh Dray |
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Katie Piper, who is presenting the new documentary series, met with spiritual healer Dorina Rosin and her partner Maika Suneagle at their retreat in Hawaii.

The couple explained to the inspiring mum-of-one that they want a ‘dolphin-assisted’ birth, despite the fact that experts have warned them that the fluids released during labour could attract a Great White Shark.

And science journalist Christie Wilcox also claimed that dolphins would be dangerous around a pregnant woman, saying: “This has to be, hands down, one of the worst natural birthing ideas anyone has ever had.”

Going on to explain that many dolphins ‘toss, beat, and kill’ baby animals for fun, she added: “Is this an animal you want to have at your side when you’re completely vulnerable?”

Speaking with The Times about the dolphin-loving couple, Katie said: “I found the dolphin people a bit out-there but they seemed so happy and the woman was so relaxed.”

And, while speaking on Lorraine earlier today, she added firmly: “Dolphins are clever and [Dorina] felt really connected to them. I thought, well it isn't for me but it's right for her. You know, happy mum, happy baby.”

As you may have guessed from the title, Dorina won’t be the only unconventional mum-to-be to appear in Channel 4’s Extraordinary Births.

The show will also feature pregnant bodybuilders, a professional dancer who chooses to perform during her gestation, and a couple who opt to leave their baby attached to the placenta until it drops off naturally.

Speaking about what she learned during her time on the show, Katie said: “It's individual women all aspiring to have what they see as the perfect birth.

“It's funny because when I was filming with the women, they'd all say: ‘Have you met anyone extreme yet?’ and I'd say, yes - you!”

Extraordinary Births airs tonight [Wednesday] on Channel 4 at 10pm.

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