This Doctor Delivered a Baby on Halloween in the Most Terrifying Costume Imaginable

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Halloween is a day to pull out your scariest costume and delight in terrifying as many people as possible. It turns out, this is also the case for doctors, and when a baby needed delivery on October 31st, a certain gynecologist sprang to action … in full costume.

You finally get to meet the little human that’s been growing for the past nine months, and in an instant, your entire world is turned upside-down. Most expectant parents plan out the day down to the minute to ensure a smooth and stress-free experience.

You need to feel comfortable with the person who will see you in your most vulnerable state. You’re basically putting the life of your child in their hands, so it can take some searching to find the right match.

They selected Paul Locus, a gynecologist at the Henry County Medical Center in Tennessee. 

The family checked into the hospital and settled in for a long night. As Brittany’s contractions intensified, Dr. Locus came in to check on Brittany and discuss the birthing plan.

Considering it was Halloween, Dr. Locus was in a fairly elaborate costume, and he was planning on heading home to change before coming back and delivering Brittany and Justin’s baby. The couple, however, insisted that he kept the costume on. So what character was the good doctor dressed as, you may ask?

That’s right. Brittany is probably the only woman on earth who can say that her child was delivered by The Joker. The scary Dark Knight version, to be more specific. Here he is just casually walking through the birthing process … dressed as a murderous clown. No big deal.

We’re pretty sure these are the best birthing photos of all time. While some women might not be too keen on the idea of The Joker being the first thing their precious infant sees after being born, Brittany didn’t seem too concerned.

The delivery went perfectly, and both baby and Brittany are recovering beautifully. Justin told Buzzfeed about an interaction with Dr. Locus the following morning.

“When [Locus] came in our room the following morning, in normal doctor attire, he said, ‘Sorry I couldn’t make it in last night, glad to see the delivery went well’,” said Justin.
“He was a great sport about it all.”

They even made it onto the News Channel 5 Nashville Facebook page, which has so far received 1.5K likes and 851 shares. Justin and Brittany have an amazing sense of humor about the experience.

“But unfortunately we didn’t.”