If you read STFU Parents — and you should — you know that modern parenting includes all sorts of faddish birth and post-birth rituals. If you don’t give birth sans medication in a kiddie pool and then immediately drink a placenta smoothie, your baby will probably grow up to hate you. It’s as if labor isn’t demanding enough, so we need to find ways to complicate it. And if Adam and Heather Barrington become trendsetters, the whole thing is going to get even more demanding — because they’re planning to experience the miracle of childbirth while swimming with dolphins.

“It is about reconnecting as humans with the dolphins so we can coexist in this world together and learn from one another,” says Heather.

The couple hopes to find this connection during prenatal and postnatal swims with the dolphins.