YouTube helps dad deliver baby


A father in England successfully delivered his baby son after watching childbirth tutorials on YouTube.

Marc Stephens, a 28-year-old Royal Navy air engineer, said his wife began complaining about contraction pains at around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Since his wife, Jo, had a history of early births with their previous three children, he went to Google and searched “how to deliver a baby,” and he was directed to several clips on YouTube.

“I didn’t even have time to panic,” he told the London Evening Standard.

Four hours later, Jo went into labor. Stephens called their midwife, but she said she was too busy at the hospital to come out to the house. His wife started giving birth before an ambulance could arrive at their home.

“The next thing I know she is coming through the bedroom doorway on all-fours. I looked down and the baby’s head was showing,” Stephens said.

After delivering the baby, the family waited for the ambulance to take them to hospital.

They named the 5-pound, 5-ounce boy Gabriel.

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