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05. 15. 2009

Man delivers his wife's baby... with the help of YouTube

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When Marc Stephens and his wife Jo decided on a home birth for their fourth child, the expectant father thought it wouldn't hurt to watch a few YouTube videos about worst-case scenarios: what to do if your midwife doesn't arrive in time, that kind of thing.

When Jo woke up one day with very strong contractions and that worst-case scenario came true, he had to step up to the plate and try and remember everything he had learned from the Internet.
"The videos gave me peace of mind. I think I would have coped, but watching videos made things much easier," Mr Stephens told the BBC.

Thanks to Marc's help, Baby Gabriel (5lbs 5oz) arrived safely and both Mom and boy are doing well. Although I suspect Dad may still be a little dazed...

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