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Doctor Asks 12-Year-Old Girl to Help Deliver Her Own Baby Brother and She Bravely Agrees

Lois Oladejo
Jan 23, 2022
08:20 P.M.
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A 12-year-old girl once took the internet by storm after pictures of her assisting with her baby brother's delivery were posted on social media — what she experienced helped her make a profound decision.  

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Childbirth is not an easy task; it could sometimes be messy, tragic, and traumatizing for all the parties involved. That's why only a select number of people are allowed in the delivery room under normal circumstances. 

Children don't usually make the cut, but a few years ago, a 12-year-old named Jacee Dellapena received the permission of her parents to join them in the delivery room. 

12–year–old Jacee and her baby brother, Cayson | Photo : facebook.com/nikkismith9614

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SHE JUST WANTED TO BE A WITNESS

Jacee initially wanted nothing more than to get an unobstructed view of what was going on in the delivery room when her mom, Dede Carraway, went into labor at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi.  

She was finding that hard at first because her mother had been occupying a table propped up too high for her to see anything. 

Jacee started tearing up as the delivery proceeded because she was too short to get in on the action. Luckily, the obstetrician, Dr. Walter Wolfe, noticed her enthusiasm and decided to give her the chance to help out. 

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He invited her to assist him with the delivery, and she wasted no time agreeing. To say her mother was shocked would be an understatement — she was astonished. Carraway recalled:

"I couldn't believe it. I was like, what? Uh, no. Never in a million years. But the doctor said, 'I'm being serious. I'll guide her hands and everything,'"

Before Carraway could complain, her daughter was outfitted and in the middle of all that was going on. 

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IT WAS NOT HER FIRST ATTEMPT

Jacee had tried to witness the birth of her other brother, Zayden before the new baby was born, but her mom had refused, afraid that she was too young.

 Smith praised Jacee, who, after the delivery, revealed her desire to become an OB-GYN.

Aware of what happened then, Jacee made her desires known as soon as she discovered that her mother was expecting another child. 

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Carraway and her husband deliberated on the matter and eventually agreed to let Jacee watch because they knew there would be no more deliveries after. 

THE INTERNET'S REACTION 

The girl's stepfather, Zack, took pictures that showcased her face during the affair, including when the esteemed doctor guided Jacee's hands to cut the umbilical cord. The proud mother shared the inspirational photos via her Facebook page and talked about having:

"The most AMAZING doctor!"

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Her friend Nikki Smith also shared the pictures and defended Carraway from those who thought the idea of letting a child participate in childbirth was wrong. Smith praised Jacee, who, after the delivery, revealed her desire to become an OB-GYN, and she was not the only one. 

One user confessed to having "chill bumps looking at her reacting. She will love that brother even MORE because you let her be part of this. My heart is going to explode!"

This was a couple of years ago, so by now, Jacee is probably well on her way to achieving her dreams while waiting to tell her youngest brother, Cayson, how he was born.  

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Speaking of childbirth, the story of a woman who went into unexpected labor but couldn't make it to the hospital before delivery will melt your heart.

Michael and Emily Johnson weren't expecting their newborn until the next week, so the mother easily ignored her contractions. By the time the couple realized they had needed to get to the hospital, it was too late, and Emily ended up giving birth to baby Thomas on their front lawn. 

She was later transported to the hospital after an ambulance arrived, and she and the baby got proper medical attention. They were both confirmed healthy. This story is just as heart-melting as Carraway's, wouldn't you agree?

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