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By Chris V. Thangham     May 1, 2009 in Entertainment
A 28-year-old man from Redruth, Cornwall in the United Kingdom helped deliver his baby safely at home after watching only a few YouTube videos. His wife delivered a healthy boy.
Marc Stephens, 28, is a naval engineer. He learned to play guitar and solve Rubik’s Cube after watching YouTube videos, and now he's learned how to successfully deliver babies thanks the the video-sharing website.
Stephens was nervous about the imminent birth of his child, so he decided to look at child birth videos a few hours before his baby was delivered.
Stephens told the Guardian:
"I spent about half a hour on Google and watched a couple of videos on YouTube. One was a cheesy American video called: "This is how you give birth."
Stephens' wife went into labor at midnight, three weeks earlier than expected. At that time, however, they didn’t have any midwives on-hand to help so Stephens decided to do it himself.
Stephens told Guardian:
"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. To be honest I didn't have time to panic."
Stephens' son Gabriele is a healthy boy, weighing 5lb 5oz. Stephens' wife Jo is also doing well. The couple have three other children.
His wife was very happy with her husband's research and performance while she gave birth. She said out of all her four labors, she enjoyed the last one the most.
The paramedics arrived after delivery and congratulated Stephens. They took Jo and the baby for check-up at the local Royal Cornwall hospital at Treliske.
For childbirth videos on YouTube, click here.
To find more DIY (Do It Yourself) videos on various topics on YouTube, click here.
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