A mother who wanted to experience labour ‘in the wild’ gave birth in a stream without any medical assistance and filmed it. Simone Thurber says she is proud of the footage of the birth of her fourth child but has now spoken about how shocked she is by the attention the clip has generated.
Since she uploaded the video, taken by her partner in 2012, it has been viewed by more than 52 MILLION people.
The video opens with the 43-year-old already in labour in the Australian Daintree Rain Forrest in Queensland, completely naked.
She is seen squatting and getting on all fours as she breathes through the pain and contractions, eventually giving birth to a daughter as her other children surround her.
Her partner Nick filmed the experience and steps in to help and encourage at several points.
The mum-of-four explained that she had always wanted to experience giving birth in the wild.
Simone gave birth four years ago and the video was first posted in 2013 to celebrate daughter Perouze’s first birthday.