updated 4/16/2009 9:38:49 PM ET 2009-04-17T01:38:49

A western Michigan man helped deliver his wife's baby boy — though he hadn't known she was pregnant.

The Grand Rapids Press reported the man called 911 early Thursday as his wife was in labor. The man told the dispatcher that he had not known his 27-year-old wife was pregnant. He said they recently quit smoking and thought her recent weight gain was related.

The couple has two children, and the mother has an additional child from a previous relationship.

Following the successful delivery, the dispatcher talked the man through post-birth procedures. The child was taken to a hospital.

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