Have you ever worried that your husband or partner wouldn’t be present for your baby’s birth? The birth of your child is one of the most memorable days of your life.
This very situation happened to Sasha and Cody Huckeba.
Cody was stationed back at Ft. Bragg and unable to get to Oregon where Sasha was in labor – in time for his son’s birth.
Sacred Heart Medical Center is using Skype technology to touch military families by offering streaming video of deliveries. Currently Sacred Heart uses the Skype option about once a month. Sasha and Cody were able to stay connected thru labor and the birth of their child while thousands of miles apart.
Cody was able to provide the support Sasha needed in real-time via a computer and web cam. Experiencing child birth via Skype was next best thing to him being there, and for sure better than missing the memory of his son’s birth.
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The new mother said having her husband on Skype in the delivery room was the next-best thing to actually having him there. And about 36 hours later, she got the best thing: her husband, in the flesh. Cody was able to leave North Carolina after the birth, and after 17 hours of flights and flight delays, he made it to the hospital.
He said he had watched the entire birth from his laptop in North Carolina.
“I was still hyperventilating, sitting at home on my couch,” Cody said. “Watching my wife screaming at the top of her lungs across the country.
“Listening to him cry for the first time… it was nice, it was amazing, unbelievable.” (Source: kval.com)
Congrats to Cody and Sasha on the streaming and screaming birth of their boy Dimitri Huckeba.