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Health & Fit 'I want to be a midwife now': 8-year-old helps mom deliver her baby sister

20:18  16 february  2018
20:18  16 february  2018 Source:   today.com

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“ She has such a bond with her baby sister now . She can’t leave her alone and keeps saying how much she loves her .” The incident also helped inspire a career path for the 11- year - old . As she told the Birmingham Mail, “ I want to be a midwife when I ’m older.”

She liked the idea and at my next appointment I brought it up to my midwife . She said Brooke could even help deliver and catch the baby ! Brooke prepared by putting her hands with her dads to help catch her newest baby sister , and about one minute after her head came out, so did her sweet little

8-year-old helps in the delivery room when her baby sister is born8-year-old helps in the delivery room when her baby sister is born © Kelsey Davis 8-year-old helps in the delivery room when her baby sister is born8-year-old helps in the delivery room when her baby sister is born After grieving her mom's miscarriages, one 8-year-old girl got to take an unusually active role in the birth of her baby sister.

Brooke Curtis's parents, Kelsey Davis and Stefan Curtis, learned Davis was pregnant with their second child in 2013, but soon after Davis suffered a miscarriage, leaving Brooke heartbroken. After two additional miscarriages, the couple told Brooke they were pregnant again, presenting her with a baby doll to practice being a big sister with.

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After Her Mom Suffered 3 Miscarriages, This 8 - Year - Old Helped Deliver Her Baby Sister . February 13, 2018 by Alessia Santoro. She touched the baby 's head as she was crowning and giggled a little. The midwife and nurses were telling Brooke just how brave she was for doing this.

A yoga instructor whose three- year - old daughter helped deliver her baby sister said inviting her into the birthing pool created a 'sacred bond' between her children Throughout her pregnancy, Tiff had taken Nora to scans and midwife appointments - always intending for her to be completely involved.

TODAY, product courtesy of merchant siteBrooke with her sister, Summer, born in January 2018. © Kelsey Davis TODAY, product courtesy of merchant siteBrooke with her sister, Summer, born in January 2018.

"She was so excited, but she would ask sometimes, 'What if the baby doesn't make it?' and we would reassure her that it was in God's hands and we needed to keep our faith in him," recalled Davis.

Brooke's younger sister, Ellie, was born in January 2016, when Brooke was 6 years old.

When Davis became pregnant again, Brooke felt the same concern for the health of her new sibling.

"My miscarriages and fertility journey were hard on me," said Davis. "With Summer's pregnancy, Brooke would ask very valid questions — I'm pretty sure we all felt the way she did."

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As Davis' due date approached, Brooke expressed that rather than simply be a spectator in the room when the baby was born — as she was during Ellie's delivery — she wanted to be more involved in the birth.

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“At 8 years old , Brooke shows her strength, her love and her wisdom that is well beyond her years. As a big sister , she will always hold being at both of her sisters ’ births close to her I learned how to help expel the placenta from the abdomen and I also realized when I grow up I want to be a midwife .”

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"Our midwife let us know that not only could Brooke be in the delivery room, but also that she could cut the umbilical cord and even help catch the baby when she was born," said Davis. "So that's what she did."

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A series of emotional photos taken during her mom's labor and delivery show Brooke crying tears of joy as she meets her new baby sister, Summer, who was born in January 2018.

"Brooke had full control over how much she did or did not want to be involved and she chose to be very involved," said Davis. "She and I walked the halls of the birth center together as I contracted, she massaged my feet, and we danced together in my room to Summer's heartbeat over the monitor. It was perfect — she was my rock for sure during the entire thing."

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Davis, who lives in Arizona, says the photos capture more than just Summer's delivery.

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Francesca, Kay's 6- year - old daughter, heard her mom screams when her water broke in the bathroom of their home. Dad Michael went downstairs to call the paramedics, but Francesca was so effective as a midwife , baby was born before he came back upstairs.

A four year old UK girl has been hailed a hero by her proud mother after helping to deliver her 14 weeks premature baby brother at home. Sethrine stayed calm while she called for an ambulance, ran to get towels and comforted her mother.Emma, a midwife herself, said: “ I ’m very proud of Sethrine.

"Brooke's heart is big and you can tell (in the photos) she has such a kind soul," said Davis. "Being a big sister is so natural to her — she is so loving and caring to others."

TODAY, product courtesy of merchant siteBrooke with her sisters, Ellie, 2, and Summer, 5 weeks. © Kelsey Davis TODAY, product courtesy of merchant siteBrooke with her sisters, Ellie, 2, and Summer, 5 weeks.

So what does Brooke think about her active role in the delivery room?

"I thought it would make a really good bond with us as sisters, and I want to be a midwife now," Brooke told TODAY Parents. "It was really cool to cut the cord, and I was really happy to be in there with my parents."


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