311 Singer Delivers Own Baby in Less Than Ideal Home BirthDanielle
We like to think when celebrities and their wives have babies they are typically beautiful, complication free deliveries… and for the most part they are. But for the Hexum family welcoming their second daughter Maxine in early May.
Nick and his wife Nikki had been planning a midwife assisted home birth, but when Nikki went into labor, and the midwife was not able to get there on time because of her labor progressing quickly… Nick was forced to step up and deliver his daughter.
But it wasn’t the complication free deliver a father in his position would dream of when being thrust into this situation.
Nick told People Magazine:
“After Max’s head popped out, the delivery stalled for the next couple of contractions. The baby’s head was blue and the umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck,”
“I knew from observing and listening the first time around that sometimes the baby’s shoulder would get caught and they would have to reach in there and break its collar bone to free her,” he says. “I reached my fingers in there and felt the shoulders and rotated the baby back and forth.”
Holy cow! I can honestly say I am 110% impressed that he knew how to handle a shoulder dystocia, because some medical providers can’t even stay calm enough in this situation to get a baby delivered safely.
About 10 minutes after the fact the midwife arrived just in time to cut the cord, and everyone was fine. Mother, as well as baby are both safe and healthy!
Congratulations to the Hexum family!
I secretly can’t wait for 311’s next studio album to release!