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Giving birth is ruff, but it’s better with man's best friend! Or in this case, pregnant woman’s best friend! A woman at a British hospital was allowed to take her pet pooch into the maternity ward with her so it could watch her give birth! She submitted a request form to St. Michael’s Hospital in Bristol because apparently the Labrador, named Barney, has a “calming presence.” Barney was on hand for the entire birth, along with the woman's partner and a midwife. Nurses and doctors were reportedly appalled by the dog’s presence, but hospital managers justified the decision because Barney is a certified “therapy dog.” Wonder if this is the birth of a new trend!