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'Born In The Wild' Reality TV Show Films Pregnant Women Giving Birth In Nature, Without Medication

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If you thought 'One Born Every Minute' was graphic, brace yourself.

A new reality TV show will film expectant mothers giving birth in the wild - giving the term 'natural birth' a whole new meaning.

The series, called 'Born In The Wild', was inspired by a YouTube video of a mother giving birth au naturel next to a creek in the woods.

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The original wild birthing clip has amassed more than 20 million hits (and counting) since it was uploaded in February last year, showing that there is definitely a fascination around the topic.

“What happens when the craziest experience of a woman’s life becomes truly wild, and soon-to-be parents decide to take on an unassisted birth in the outdoors?” asks the press release.

“Born in the Wild will document the journeys of young, expectant parents who have chosen to give birth ‘in the wild.’”

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The new show, which will be produced by Lifetime TV channel, will be shot in rivers and forests across the US.

Although the women will receive no medical assistance or shelter during a birth with no complications. But, if there are complications medical experts will be on hand and all locations will be in close proximity to a hospital.

"We’re taking extreme precautions to make sure the mothers and the babies are safe," Eli Lehrer, the senior vice president at Lifetime and head of non-fiction programming told Entertainment Weekly.

"Our presence at these births is going to make them far safer than if they were doing it on their own."

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