Readers praise dad who delivered his own baby at home with one hand
Locals have praised a dad who delivered his own baby at home using just one hand as his other was in a cast.
Sunderland mum Jade Brown gave birth on the sofa at home with the help from new dad Rhys whose arm was in plaster after he had broke his thumb in three places when he fell backwards playing five-a-side football.
Despite being unable to use that hand, Rhys, 28, safely caught their baby Ariana in one hand. He has since called his child a “miracle.”
Now, back at home in the city, Rhys spoke of how he managed to juggle the baby, his phone and towels during the birth.
After reading the story, Sunderland residents shared messages of praise and congratulations for Rhys on social media.
This is what you said to the new parents.
David Walker said: “Congratulations Rhys! A role model for fathers to be out there!”
Rhys Norman commented: “Well Done.”
Kassi Thompson shared a message to Jade saying: "So proud of you. Absolute hero with no pain relief at home and well done Rhys.”
Tricia Duffy said: “Well done Rhys and Jade Brown.”
Kimberley Morrison added: “Congratulations to you both.”
Ann Mason commented: “Well done dad” and Maureen Watson said: “well done daddy.”
Sam Patterson said “Congratulations!”
Friend of Rhys, Adam Fairless said: “I’ve got another mate story now one handed delivering babies.”
Hank Witherspoon added: “Well done the dad" and Stewart Carr and Scott Walker both said: “well done.”