Man Delivers Baby With Instructions Found On Internet

When Emma Smith of Leytonstone, UK, went into labor, her husband Leroy realized that they wouldn't be able to get to the hospital in time. He then used his BlackBerry to find instructions online on how to deliver a child:

So the 29-year-old grabbed hold of his BlackBerry, accessed the internet and sought help from search engine Google for step-by-step instructions.

And after following the detailed guide on the internet's wikiHow Emma safely gave birth to daughter 6lb 11oz Mahalia Merita Angela Smith.

Five minutes after the delivery the midwife arrived to cut the umbilical cord of their fourth child.

Link via Gizmodo | Photo: US Department of Health and Human Services

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@Karin in Orlando

Mid-Wives are also used at a hospital. I will give birth in the next 4 weeks at a local hospital but have the choice to use a mid-wife.
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@Splint Chesthair

No apology needed, I was just wondering what exactly your angle was and if there actually was some twisted lawyer that managed to find another loophole in the law to sue people for profit, and if you were basing it on current information. It's true, if a lawyer can sue a store which caters to disabled people for not having a disabled parking spot, a lot is possible.
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yes, I was just giving a specualtive satirical take on the situation. I don't believe these people should be in trouble. I was saying that it wouldn't surprise me if, for example, the baby was injured during the birth and some investigator found online postings or something about the intention of the couple to plan a home birth. Then, having this information, attempting to charge the husband with practicing as an unlicensed midwife, which is illegal in some areas.

And absolutely it would be ridiculous, but my entire point was "wouldn't it be funny if..."
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