Woman wants to give birth surrounded by dolphins

Posted at 9:58 AM, May 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-29 09:58:53-04

A North Carolina couple is taking mammal bonding to a new level. They have traveled to Hawaii so that dolphins can assist the birth of their child.

Heather and Adam Barrington say they got the idea from a book.

The couple flew to Hawaii in April to begin the months-long preparation for the birth, which is expected to happen in July.

The plan is for the barring tons to spend months trying to bond with a dolphin pod, after which heather will give birth surrounded by the animals.

Marine experts think this may be one of the worst natural birthing ideas anyone has ever had.