How to Deliver a Baby (via YouTube)
- 30 april 2009
Using the internet to learn new things is a commonplace practice. But what’s the cutting edge of the internet-education, DIY phenomenon? Cooking, building a car, hacking electronics? How about delivering a baby. Marc Stephens, a naval engineer from Redruth, Cornwall spent a mere 30 minutes watching YouTube videos on the birth process, and was able to successfully use this knowledge to help deliver his premature child.
The Guardian reports:
Feeling nervous about the imminent birth of his child Marc Stephens had a look at childbirth videos on his home computer.
Four hours later his wife, Jo, went into labour three weeks earlier than expected and, as paramedics rushed to help, Stephens was able to put his new-found knowledge into action and helped deliver 5lb 5oz Gabriele.
Stephens, 28, a naval engineer, told yesterday how he had already learned how to play the guitar and solve the Rubik’s Cube puzzle from YouTube videos. So it didn’t seem too much of a leap for him to check out the whys and wherefores of childbirth.