Saturday, June 12, 2010

Plumber Helps Deliver Son in Bathroom

I always enjoy stories of families who bring their newest additions into the world without a team of medical staff. Maybe these fantastic news stories perpetuate the common (but false) idea that birth is always dramatic and fast, but they simply remind me that birth is a natural process and that mothers can do this work on their own if they need to. It's always nice to see how proud the father who got to catch the baby is, too. His role at a birth like this is very different than it would have been if he and his wife made it to the hospital...

Brian Hines, a plumber, helped his wife Andrea deliver their second son in the bathroom of their home, in Waterford, Michigan. WDIV's Lauren Podell reports.

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