DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON helped to deliver his baby and has a new respect for women.

The 46-year-old wrestler-turned-actor was hands-on when his long-term girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, went into labour with their daughter, Tiana Gia, in April.

And he admitted the experience has changed his outlook on women and mothers forever.

Speaking on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan', the'Skyscraper' star said: ''I was encouraging her - holding her hand. And the doctor said, 'Would you like to come down and watch and help?'

''I said, 'Yup, I'm going to come down. Watch. Help.

''I will say, it was the most amazing experience I've ever seen.

''I look at Lauren, and women and mothers, in a different light than I ever have before. And it was beautiful.

''I'm holding legs, everything. And out comes the baby.

''I know, right? Crazy. Cause you roll the dice, you don't know how it's going go to go. A lot of stuff happens.''

The 'Jumanji' actor has been at births before; when ex-wife, Dany Garcia, was in labour with their daughter Simone, now 16, and next to Lauren when she had their daughter Jasmine two years ago, however Dwayne was not actively involved in either of them.

Dwayne announced the birth of Tiana in late April when he posted a photo of himself holding his baby with a bare chest on Instagram and admitted at the time it was ''life changing'' to have been involved in her delivery.

He wrote: ''I was raised and surrounded by strong, loving women all my life, but after participating in baby Tia's delivery, it's hard to express the new level of love, respect and admiration I have for @laurenhashianofficial and all mamas and women out there.

He added: ''Word to the wise gentlemen: it's critical to be by your lady's head when she's delivering, being as supportive as you can... holding hands, holding legs, whatever you can do.

''It's a life-changer and the respect and admiration you have for a woman will forever be boundless.''