Marc Stephens, an engineer in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, delivered his baby son after watching an instructional video on YouTube. He watched the videos as a precaution when his wife Jo Stephens started to feel some discomfort.
Four hours later, before an ambulance could arrive at their home in Redruth, his wife went into labour and started giving birth .
"I Googled on how to deliver a baby, watched a few videos and basically swotted up," Mr Stephens told to the BBC reporter.
Mrs Stephens said that they had planned for a home birth, but not quite in this manner. "I woke up and realised I was having contractions every five minutes", "I woke Marc up and we phoned the midwife, but they were all so busy they couldn't come round to our house and told us to call an ambulance. But before it arrived, it all started."
Mr Stephens has been reading some articles about home births and how to cope with anything unexpected. "The videos gave me peace of mind. I think I would have coped, but watching videos made things much easier."
Mr Stephens said his wife was on all fours when he saw the head starting to come out. "This is our fourth child now and while for our first I spent most of the time at my wife's head, now I'm not afraid to go down to the business end". "I was still on the phone to the midwife and told her that 'this is it'," he said.
After an ambulance arrived on their house, and their baby, Gabriel was delivered safely, the Stephens went to the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske, and they got a clean bill of health.