Simone Thurber wanted to pick the perfect place to give birth to her baby, but it would not involve going to a hospital or even a home birth.
No, Simone wanted a very unusual water birth.
She wanted to deliver her baby in a stream, surrounded by her family.
The mother of four insists she’s not some “hippy mum” but instead wants to promote the experience and says it was utterly magical.
The Melbourne mum delivered her child, completely unaided, in the stream.
The birth was filmed at a Queensland Creek, with Simone’s three daughters also present.
The video was then uploaded to YouTube, where it has since been viewed over 52 million times.
The full video is below, which includes graphic content.