Titans’ Kevin Byard delivers baby in bathtub for catch of his life


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They just couldn’t make it to the hospital, Kevin Byard said.

So on Aug. 23, a day before their baby’s due date, the Titans safety had to deliver his newborn son at his home in Nashville. Byard on Wednesday explained how the harrowing experience unfolded, beginning with his wife, Clarke, waking him up at 10:30 p.m. with contractions that quickly grew in intensity.

Byard said he went downstairs to prepare the car for their trip to the hospital and called their doula, telling her to meet them there. Moments later, Clarke told her husband to pick up the phone

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Titans safety steps up, aids in son’s surprise home delivery

Published 5:39 p.m. ET Sept. 16, 2020 | Updated 7:57 p.m. ET Sept. 16, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans safety Kevin Byard and his wife didn’t plan on having their baby at home, though now he has a story he’ll be able to tell his son forever.

The two-time defensive captain with the most interceptions in the NFL over the past three seasons wound up delivering his son, Kevin Leon Byard IV, at home last month when his wife’s contractions prevented them from getting to the hospital.

“One of those deals where we just couldn’t make it to the hospital,” Byard told reporters Wednesday, adding he and his wife weren’t planning “on having the baby at the house.”

Byard and his wife, Clarke, expected their son to arrive on Aug. 24. She started having contractions on Aug. 23. Once they eased up, Byard laid down for a nap.

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“Anyone who’s had preterm labor contractions, can you tell me what they felt like please?” the Bachelor alum, 33, wrote on her Friday, September 18, Instagram Story. “The last two days I’ve had painful lower uterine contractions throughout times of the day. I’ve read to empty your bladder, drink water and lie on your left side for an hour, which I’ve been doing and it’s been helping. Been drinking tons of water. But they come back.”

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Pregnant Jade Roper Is Worried She’s Having Preterm Labor Contractions Ahead of 3rd Baby
Courtesy of Jade Roper/Instagram

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