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.
More top news
The agricultural event is now in its 157th year and although there was heavy rain forecast, it didn't deter the crowds.
In true Bank Holiday style we will see some rain for a time today. However, the rest of the week is looking drier, brighter and warmer.
Big Ben's famous booming bongs will be out of action for several months during urgent repair works, the House of Commons has announced.