THE UK and other European countries overflow with mothers embracing experimental natural birthing techniques.
From the hypno to the hydro, there are dozens of options available to pregnant women.
Spain however lags behind – in some ways, perhaps endearingly.
Following the odd Stacie Cottle case earlier this month – where a hospital paediatrician was horrified to find a mother having given birth at home – we took a look at the issues of childbirth in Spain and how it differs abroad.
Fortunately things finally seem to be changing with a small pocket of professionals believing fervently in alternative routes.