NBA star comes off bench to deliver newborn
Iman Shumpert, a guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers, assisted in the unexpected home birth of his daughter
CLEVELAND, Ohio — NBA player and dad Iman Shumpert helped deliver his daughter in an unexpected home birth on Tuesday.
Teyana Taylor, Shumpert's fiancé, posted a photo and birth announcement on her Instagram page.
She praised Shumpert for improvising umbilical cord clamps by using a cord from a pair of headphones. An ambulance arrived five minutes later, finding a happy and healthy little girl, delivered by her father.
On Dec 16th at 6:42am in our bathroom Junie decided she wanted to take her first breath into this world. She came out as a wonderful surprise to everyone! Not knowing I was in labor until I felt her head...it took two ten count pushes with my fiancé playing Dr and she entered this world into his bare hands! Eyes full of tears and barely able to speak to the emergency operator @imanshumpert tied a pair of red headphones around the umbilical cord and the ambulance made there grand entrance 5 min later. She opened her eyes right away, gazed into mine and never cried! He handed her to me wrapped in our bath towel and wiped her face for me to see what LOVE really is. She has blown Christmas away! Our family is complete. Her blueprint will be unmatched. Welcome Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. Mommy carried you. Daddy delivered you. #MeetTheParents we love you baby girl?????