Water births are a pretty normal way of going into labour nowadays - but Dorina Rosin has taken it one step further.

The spiritual healer from Hawaii is planning on giving birth in the ocean - with dolphins as the "midwives". It's all part of a new TV show on Channel 4 called Extraordinary Births.

Dorina believes the animals have strong healing properties

Dorin and her husband Maika run a healing retreat in Hawaii where they focus on the power of nature.

Dorina believes the animals have strong healing properties, hence why she wants to give birth alongside them.

Photo: Channel 4

"I had the privilege to learn from and with wild and free dolphins and humpback whales in Hawaii who transformed and healed me in a very profound way," she wrote on her blog.

Science journalist Christie Wilcox however does not think this is a good idea. “This has to be, hands down, one of the worst natural birthing ideas anyone has ever had (and that’s saying a lot)," she writes.

She explains that male dolphins can get aggressive and sometimes kill other infant animals.

Still, Dorina feels that she has a strong enough spiritual connection to the ocean that the birth will be complication-free.

What do you think? Is this idea of dolphin birthing totally mad?