311's Nick Hexum Helps Deliver Daughter Maxine at Home
Fri, 17 Jun 2011 09:35:58
311 singer Nick Hexum and his wife had planned for midwife-assisted home birth of their second child — daughter Maxine — but the singer was forced to step in himself when wife Nikki suddenly went into labor unexpectedly.
PEOPLE reports that it was not an easy go of it, since Maxine became lodged in the birth canal! Yikes. How frightening.
"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," Hexum, who delivered his daughter on May 1st, said. "I was worried the cord was choking her, keeping blood from getting to her brain." I am biting my nails just thinking about it.
Hexum was able to employ the same techniques he used when he assisted in their other daughter Echo's birth almost two years ago and he helped coax the newborn to a safe birth. Whew!!! He can put delivery room activity on his resume.
311's Universal Pulse is due out July 19th.
Would you ever want to give birth (or have your significant other give birth) at home?