The free birth with the family dog that has doctors concerned

Free birthing mummy blogger under fire: It's dangerous, say obstetricians

A mummy blogger has come under fire for promoting free birthing after a video was posted on social media of her giving birth in the family bathtub, with the pet dog looking on.

The video of Jessie Goetze, shared on the Australian Birth Stories Instagram account, shows the father delivering the baby in water, in the bath, with no other apparent medical help at hand. 

The video has been shared on Instagram and viewed over 45,000 times, according to Kidspot which also posted the video.

Former AMA president and obstetrician Dr Michael Gannon has criticised the video and free birth practice, labelling it “dangerous”.

It “beggared belief”