Dad Delivers His Daughter's Baby on Couch & Makes Her a Home Birth Believer
Giving birth at home because you couldn't make it to the hospital in time is a common concern for many moms-to-be -- but most probably assume that even if they wind up having their baby at home, an EMT will still be there to assist in the delivery.
Well, things didn't quite go that route for Chrissy Flowers, because her dad wound up delivering her baby when she went into labor on Halloween night.
Yes -- her own father delivered her baby girl right there on her couch, and believe it or not, he actually knew what he was doing. As a former firefighter who also served in the Army, Daniel Flowers kept calm while he delivered the baby, cleaned out her airways, and even found some bread ties and a rubber band to tie off the umbilical cord before cutting it.
And while the experience was no doubt a bit nerve-wracking, he definitely kept his sense of humor about the delivery, saying "It was like MacGyver."
OMG. I love my Dad more than anything, but if we'd been in a situation where he had to deliver my baby?!? I would've been nothing short of absolutely mortified. In fact, I probably would've insisted on waiting for the EMTs to arrive out of total humiliation of the idea of letting him look, well -- "down there." (Yikes!)
But this mom really didn't have a choice as far as waiting goes, because her little girl came out just as police officers arrived to help.
And after her experience giving birth at home, you'd think that Chrissy would be even more insistent about making sure her next baby is delivered at the hospital, but her feelings are actually the opposite. Having her father deliver her baby convinced her that she wants a home birth with her next child as well -- and her husband even admits that he'd like to deliver the next baby himself instead of grandpa this time.
(Huh? Is he jealous of his father-in-law or something? OMG. What dad wants to deliver his own kid?!?)
Would you let your father deliver your baby? And would an experience like this make you more or less likely to want to go to the hospital next time?
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