Kourtney Kardashian was horrified when she recently witnessed a water birth.

The reality TV star had originally planned on using the delivery method when she gives birth to her second child but after recently attending a friend's water birth, she was shocked at how ''brutally painful'' it looked, according to TMZ.com.

Kourtney has now decided against using the technique and has instead decided to check into a birthing suite at Cedars-Sinai hospital.

After the birth, a diplomatic Kourtney tweeted: ''Witnessed a water birth last night with @KhloeKardashian. What an experience! All I can say is WOW! (sic)''

Kourtney and boyfriend Scott Disick - who already have a two-year-old son Mason together - recently revealed they are in therapy in order to keep their relationship strong.

She said: ''He's grown so much over the years. I love seeing him as a dad - he's great with Mason - and I'm not saying that we're perfect. We go to therapy, which helps us a lot. I think we're always working to better ourselves, which I think a lot of people can do.

''I could go into the therapy session despising him, but by the time I leave - even if he's not in there - I feel like I understand him so much more.''