Brit dad helps wife deliver baby after YouTube tutorial!

May 1st, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 1 (ANI): A Brit father took up the role of a midwife when his wife went into sudden labour, and delivered his baby with the help of a virtual coach-YouTube.

When Marc Stephens, decided to ‘Google’ how to deliver a baby, he had no idea that he would be putting the information into practice just hours later when his wife, Jo, 28, went into labour three weeks early on March 21.

The 28-year-old naval engineer, already a father of three, decided to search the Internet after Jo felt some discomfort.

And it was the matter of only four hours that he had to put his newfound knowledge into practice, after he was told that no midwife was available as Jo went into sudden labour.

The couple had planned on a home birth, but were told to get to the hospital because all the midwives were busy.

“They said do you want to bring her in or do you want an ambulance,” The Telegraph quoted Marc as saying.

He added: “At this time Jo rushed out of the bathroom and dropped down on all fours. As soon as she dropped down I looked down and its head was sticking out. I was still on the phone to the midwife

“When Jo said ‘you might deliver this one’ as a joke, I didn’t believe it. You just don’t think it’s going to happen. To be honest I didn’t have time to panic.

“My youngest daughter woke up and was standing right behind me watching the whole thing!”

However, full-time mum Jo, who has had her three other children, Zoe, 6, Sophie, 5, and Jasmine, 2, in hospital, said that it was her most relaxed labour.

“I was quite relaxed. I wasn’t panicking at all. I have to say, out of all my four labours, that was the one I enjoyed the most. It was the most relaxed one,” she said.

Jo even applauded her husband’s calmness during the whole procedure.

“There was no sense of panic in his voice at all. It was like it was another day at work for him. Mark is one of those people he can put his hand to anything. He has learnt quite a few things off YouTube - how to do a Rubik’s cube and play the guitar.”

And when Marc was done with delivering 5lb 5oz Gabriele, the paramedics arrived and congratulated him on a good job. (ANI)

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