A father helped his wife give birth to their second child thanks to the directives of the Samu by telephone.
It was 5 a.m. when Daphne woke up to a contraction. This mother thought she had time to go to the maternity ward, but her second child quickly showed up on Sunday, February 13, 2022. “His big brother Lewis had arrived very quickly for a first, in 4:30. We had aware that it could happen quickly but we could not imagine at this point. My water broke and I felt the baby go down, I could not speak anymore” she confided to the Dauphiné Libéré. The 31-year-old young woman quickly understood that she was going to give birth at home, in Poisy in Haute-Savoie. It is in particular her companion Scott who helped her.
Without hesitation, Scott took matters into his own hands. Guided by help on the phone, the 28-year-old father gave birth to his wife. “It was like an emergency situation: a lot of concentration, not too much emotion at the time. In two pushes, I saw the baby’s head come up, it was really striking. I took cushions, towels… I had the gestures in mind. I didn’t want to be taken aback, I had prepared myself just in case, and I was able to do what had to be done.” he told the newspaper. Soothed despite the context, Daphne praised the composure of her half: “He put me on the carpet and accompanied me. He was like an orchestra conductor, he called the Samu, managed my contractions , he was perfect.”
Mom and baby are healthy
After a few minutes of effort, Daphne and Scott became the happy parents of little Nino, who weighs 3.92 kg for 50.5 cm. In the meantime, help has finally arrived on site to take over. The Samu doctor also accompanied the dad so that he could cut the umbilical cord. The mother and infant were then taken to the general clinic in Annecy to check that everything was fine. According to the information reported by our colleagues, they are doing wonderfully. As for the family, they are overwhelmed with happiness and will not soon forget this unusual birth.