A couple in Tennessee welcomed their child on October 31 with the help of a doctor dressed as Heath Ledger's The Joker. 

By Maressa Brown
November 07, 2017

Brittany and Justin Selph welcomed their third child, a girl named Oaklyn Saige on Halloween, which is kind of thrilling and fun in and of itself. But just wait til you see how this baby girl came into the world. When the couple arrived to Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tennessee, their obstetrician Dr. Paul Locus, was dressed up as The Joker. As in, Heath Ledger's seriously freaky version of Batman's archnemesis.

Justin Selph

“My wife’s due date was Nov. 5, but that obviously didn’t happen. She woke up Halloween morning to her water leaking,” Justin Selph explained to People, adding that the couple went to see Dr. Locus a few hours later. “That’s when we found out he was dressed for Halloween that day, as The Joker. We found it very humorous and a little excited that we would have a baby delivered by The Joker.”

Given how Brittany's labor was progressing, Dr. Locus was able to take a break to go home to pass out candy to trick-or-treaters and had planned to come back in his normal clothing. But the Selphs said they would be perfectly fine with him coming back "in character." So, that's what he did.

Justin Selph

Since sharing the photos of Dr. Locus on Facebook, they've gone viral. "We've been contacted by so many people from across the globe!" Selph tells Parents.com. "It's really wild how fast news can travel and be seen by so many! 98% of the feedback we get is positive and congratulating in such a wonderful experience we been able to have. Of course, there's always that 2% of negativity, which we just brush off and don't give them the time of day! Dr. Locus gets all the props, he was amazing to my wife. I was just able to capture the moment to share with the world!"

Congrats to the Selphs!

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December 2, 2018
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