Simone Thurber is 43, a therapist, and a mom of four. Oh yeah—and more than 54 million people have watched her give birth in a stream. Let us explain: When Thurber was ready to give birth to her fourth child in , she knew she wanted this birthing experience to be different from the others. Her previous births had been at birthing centers and at home. Her plan for her fourth birth: To give birth in nature, unassisted. She'd watched a documentary showing Russian women giving birth in the Black Sea, and it inspired the trained doula on a "primal level," she says, to do something similar.
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Simone Thurber, 43, has spoken out about the reaction to the film and has said how proud she is of the footage. The mother-of-four said she is shocked by the attention the footage received since it was uploaded in She said: "I am not a hippy drippy mum but I wanted my fourth child to be born away from beeping machines and a hospital environment. The video, filmed in , shows a naked Simone squatting next to a creek in the Australian Daintree Rain Forrest in Queensland. As the video goes on she gets on all fours and breathes heavily through the pain and contractions.
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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. The video opens with the 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. She said: "I am not a hippy drippy mum but I wanted my fourth child to be born away from beeping machines and a hospital environment.
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