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10-year-old girl helps deliver baby sister after mother goes into labor

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Nov 20, 2022 10:12 am

Obstetrician in the making!

A 10-year-old girl bravely jumped into action and helped her mother give birth to her baby sister when she unexpectedly went into labor.

According to a Facebook post from North County Fire & Rescue (NCFR) on Nov. 17, the mother went into labor at her home on Oct. 23, which was three weeks earlier than her expected due date.

Instead of being assisted by a doctor who specializes in pregnancy, she had help from her very own daughter Miracle.

After dialing 911 to get some help, Miracle was able to connect to dispatcher Scott Stranghoener, who calmly guided her on how to help her mother give birth to her baby sister, Jayla.

"Miracle followed all of the instructions given to her over the phone, and when mom didn't cooperate, she broke out her own 'mom voice'!" NCFR recounted.

They continued, "When baby Jayla arrived, Miracle was there with a towel to wipe off her face and to help stimulate her to cry and keep her warm until paramedics arrived."

Shortly after, the fire department and Central County Emergency 911 arrived on the scene to take over and brought Miracle's mom and her baby to the Christian Hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Authorities celebrated Miracle's courage and collectedness in dealing with the tense situation by giving her a special certificate and a pink stork pin, which EMS providers typically receive after delivering a baby in the field. Not only that, but she even received a tablet loaded with educational games and a special journal.

"This beautiful family of four certainly has a great story to tell over the holidays! NCFR could not be more proud than to have such an amazing family in our community!" the fire department wrote.