One novel--from a collection that includes mostly television shows and movies--among the best scenes:
Dune by Frank Herbert:Read about another novel on the list.
The birth of Alia Atreides is awesomely aware, because her mother drinks the Water Of Life while pregnant. As a result, she's born a fully fledged Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother — in spite of some people who want to get rid of her before she's born. She's already as intelligent as an adult, which makes her trip ex utero strange and unique and totally mystical.
Dune is also on John Mullan's list of ten of the best deserts in literature.