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Titans safety Kevin Byard details experience of delivering newborn son at home

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



a close up of a football player on a field: Kevin Byard (31) of the Tennessee Titans celebrates after forcing a second quarter fumble against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on September 14, 2020 in Denver, Colorado.


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Kevin Byard (31) of the Tennessee Titans celebrates after forcing a second quarter fumble against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on September 14, 2020 in Denver, Colorado.

So on Aug. 23, a day before the due date, the Titans safety wound up delivering 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 got dressed and went downstairs to begin prepping the car for their trip to the hospital. He then came back upstairs and called their doula, telling her to meet them at the hospital.

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Moments later, Clarke

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Titans’ Kevin Byard details experience of delivering newborn son at home

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

So on Aug. 23, a day before the due date, the Titans safety wound up delivering 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 got dressed and went downstairs to begin prepping the car for their trip to the hospital. He then came back upstairs and called their doula, telling her to meet them at the hospital.

Moments later, Clarke told her husband to pick up the phone again.

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“She quickly told me, ‘Call her back. Tell her to meet us at the house,’” Byard recalled Wednesday ahead of the Titans’ Week 2 game against the Jaguars at Nissan Stadium on Sunday (noon,

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Titans’ Kevin Byard can share home-birth story with his son ‘for the rest of our days’ – Tennessee Titans Blog

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kevin Leon Byard IV was due to be born on Aug. 24. But he had his own schedule, coming a day early and forcing his dad, Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard, into action.

Byard helped deliver his son at home on Aug. 23 while receiving instructions over the phone from a doula.

Earlier that evening, Byard’s wife, Clarke, started having contractions. But after they subsided, Byard fell asleep — until Clarke’s contractions returned around 10:30 p.m. Byard checked on Clarke before getting some clothes and helping her get dressed. He called the doula to meet them at the hospital.

But then things progressed rapidly.

“I was downstairs getting the car ready then went back upstairs and she was still having pretty bad contractions,”

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