They say childbirth is a miracle but that doesn’t mean it always goes to plan, as one couple found out when a dad caught his newborn son as his partner gave birth unexpectedly.
The scene from the hugely popular Channel 4 programme One Born Every Minute shows mum-to-be Kirsty going to the toilet during the birth of her son.
But when she feels the baby coming, she rushes back to her bed as her partner Ian and midwives attend to her.
Watch the dramatic moment below.
Viewers were left stunned when the baby suddenly popped out, with quick-thinking dad Ian catching his son in one hand.
One Born Every Minute fans took to Twitter to praise Ian and express their shock.
Omg one born every minute dad catches baby from mums being bent over the bed by the midwife he deserves a medal and he called his son Ryan— Ryan Harman-Taylor (@RHTCARPENTRY) August 5, 2015
So the women goes to the loo try's making it back to the bed and gives birth to her baby whilst standing and the dad catches it #oneborn— Hollieeღ (@Jessicaaaa__xox) August 5, 2015
The show’s official Twitter account congratulated the couple and revealed that they named their baby Ryan.
The show which follows the activities on labour wards launched in 2010 and quickly gained widespread acclaim, including being awarded a Bafta.Reuse content