Now it's not everyones cup of tea but many mothers are choosing to have the birth of their child filmed as part of a documentary being made at a hospital in Bristol.
Channel Four's hugely popular "One Born Every Minute" is currently shooting its fifth series at Southmead Hospital, where the delivery suite has around 6,000 births a year.
Katie Rowlett went to watch the filming in progress - and to meet some of the brand new stars.
The One Born Every Minute team are looking for more mothers-to-be from the region to take part in filming.
If you are a pregnant mum due anytime between now and Christmas please contact them on their website or give them a call on 0117 9593238 for a chat in complete confidence.
They are looking for people planning to give birth at Southmead or Cossham Hospitals but are also interested in home births in the Bristol area.
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