Friday, June 16, 2017

12-year-old helps deliver her brother

Jacee Dellapena is 12 years old and lives in Mississippi. Ever since her mom became pregnant, Jacee hoped she'd be allowed to watch the birth of her brother. But she was worried she'd be too short to get a good view. Then her mother's doctor had an idea. Why not let Jacee help deliver her brother?

At first her mom said no. But she knew Jaycee was mature enough not to be frightened by the birth, so she finally agreed. On the day of the birth, Jaycee and the doctor put on scrubs, and she was the first member of the family to hold the baby when he entered the world.  Her brother was born at seven pounds, six ounces, and "I actually delivered him," Jaycee said. Her emotions at delivering her brother were obvious in this photo which was shared on Facebook over 180,000 times.

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