12/12/2012 12:33 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Unusual Birth Partners

Not everyone has their mum, husband or even a doula as their birth partner. We've met some really incredible - and very surprising - birth partners on Parentdish, including the six-year-old boy who acted as a midwife, and the father-in-law who delivered his own grandson in the hallway (he claims it wasn't awkward - we're not so sure!).

Throw in the mum who gave birth with a gallery full of people watching and the shoe-fitters from Clarks who helped when a pregnant shopper went into labour, and you really do have some bonkers births and even more bizarre birth partners.

Can you beat these? Please share your tales below, and for more fabulous deliveries, check out our dedicated birth stories section.