Cables are good at charging phones. But they're awesome for delivering babies.

Lightning Cable
Lightning Cable (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Leanne Macdonald found herself giving birth in a car.
  • Her pertner had to tie the umbilical cord with something.
  • That something ended up being an iPhone charger.

Sometimes we just need a feel-good story every once in a while, and sometimes even they come in strange packages. But when Leanne Macdonald was on her way to the hospital while in labor, things took a turn when her baby decided it wanted out. And soon!

After initially believing they had tons of time thanks to the spacing of her contractions, Macdonald got a shock when the baby appeared way ahead of schedule.

And then things got a little.....weird. Especially for her partner, Tony Saab.

Saab made sure little Hazel was breathing and called 911. They told him to tie off the umbilical cord, and so he opened his center console and pulled out an iPhone charger."I think I kind of blacked out a little bit," said Saab about the whole ordeal.

That's probably for the best.

Thankfully mother and daughter – Hazel, by the way – are doing great and all's well that ends well. The family even has a souvenir to show Hazel when she's older, according to 9News.

Tony Saab Iphone Cable

Tony Saab Iphone Cable (Image credit: Tony Saab)

They're saving it in a bio-hazard bag as a keepsake for a scrapbook.

Ok then.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.