IMAGE SOURCE: DEDE CARRAWAY

12-YEAR-OLD HELPS DELIVER BABY BROTHER (GET YOUR TISSUE READY!)

by | August 16, 2018

With the arrival of a new sibling, it causes us to pause and hope they will be lifelong friends, and always there for one another. This 12-year-old helps deliver baby brother in a heartwarming story.

Most siblings get to meet one another after mom and baby had a chance to clean up, and sometimes after mom has had a chance to even take a nap. Yet, this was not the scenario for 12-year-old Jacee Dellapenna, who was not only present for the birth but helped catch the baby brother as he entered the world, in the most heartwarming way. 

IMAGE SOURCE: DEDE CARRAWAY, JACEE HELPS DELIVER BABY BROTHER

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Jacee, who already has another sibling that was born a year and a half ago, wanted to be more ‘hands-on’ for her brothers birth. After speaking to her mom about it, they both agreed it was a wonderful idea and there was nothing wrong with it.  Mom, Dede, had already decided that this would be her last child, and for Jacee to witness a birth, but admits she didn’t really foresee her being so involved.

As for actually catching the baby? Dede admits that wasn’t pre-planned. “It was our crazy doctor’s idea,” Dede shared with Babble with a laugh, adding that he lovingly encouraging Jacee to jump in and assist with the delivery.

HELPS DELIVER BABY BROTHER
IMAGE SOURCE: DEDE CARRAWAY, JACEE HELPS DELIVER BABY BROTHER

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“When I had my first baby [Jacee] at 22, I never knew what it was about,” shares Dede — a fact that remains pretty true for most American women heading into their first births. We often don’t witness a birth until our own comes around, and that can sometimes mean there are lots of surprises not really knowing what helps when delivering a baby into the world.

IMAGE SOURCE: DEDE CARRAWAY, JACEE HELPS DELIVER BABY BROTHER

It’s unfortunate that in the USA, many women never experience a birth until their own birthing experience happens. With the rise of home-births and birthing centers, more siblings can be hands-on, not only witnessing but also being involved, in what we can only imagine, is so much love and joy, that it will be hard to forget.

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Emma Williams

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