NBA star Iman Shumpert plays midwife and delivers his own child

An NBA basketball star had to act as midwife and delivered his own daughter a month early - in a bathroom at his home.

Cleveland Cavaliers star Iman Shumpert had to act as midwife after his fiance, recording artist Teyana Taylor, went into early labour a month before her due date.

After the child was born, Shumbert tied off the baby's umbilical cord with a pair of headphones.

The basketballer was guided through the delivery by a 911 emergency phone operator, with an ambulance arriving minutes after the birth.

The happy parents posted a photo of their newborn moments after the home birth. Credit: teyanataylor/instagram

New mum Teyana posted a photo to her Instagram of her newborn daughter shortly after the birth.