Joe Heyming got the job of attending to his son's birth when his wife Erin went into labor two weeks early Tuesday. Her contractions advanced to show time before the midwife who was supposed to assist the couple could arrive.
The San Jose Mercury News (http://bit.ly/ZztGXj) reports that the Heymings relied on what they had learned from childbirth classes and the home birth of their 20-month-old son to get through it.
Joe Heyming advised 28-year-old Erin to stand up so gravity would be on her side and caught the newborn's head as he came out. The midwife came a little while after the baby and took over.
Both mother and child are in good health.
Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, http://www.mercurynews.com