NERVES of steel and a mobile phone helped a dad safely deliver his own son.
Little Tyler Jake decided he could not wait until his mum, Julie Golby, got to Pinderfields Hospital on Monday morning.
Instead, his proud dad, Chris Poole, had to jump into action and with no midwifery experience, he welcomed his son to the world on the couple’s bed.
He had already rung the labour ward to warn them they were on their way when he heard screaming coming from upstairs.
Mr Poole, 23, of Garden Terrace, Crigglestone, said: “I was scared because I’m usually really squeamish.
“But once I realised what was happening I just went into auto-mode – I had no choice, the baby decided he was coming there and then.
“I rang the midwives back and they talked me through what to do.
“It happened so quickly it was a matter of minutes. He arrived before the ambulance had even pulled up outside the house.
“I can’t believe I did it without passing out to be honest.”
Tyler Jake was due to be born last Saturday.
Miss Golby’s water’s broke at around 7.20am and less than 19 minutes later her son arrived weighing 6lbs 11oz.
He was checked over by paramedics who praised Mr Poole for keeping calm and leaping to the rescue.
The couple have two other sons, four-year-old Dylan who took 12 hours to arrive and Bradley, who is almost two, who took four hours.
Miss Golby, 28, said: “My contractions were five minutes apart so I didn’t realise he going to come so quickly.
“The pain was horrendous – I was screaming my head off. I’ve said to Chris – never again.”