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Did Your 6-Year-Old Help Deliver a Baby This Week?

Because that’s exactly what Nevaeh Llantada of Corona, CA did.

When her mom went into labor 2 months early, there was no one else around to help and calling 911 wasn’t an option because her mom’s cell phone battery had died. Nevaeh helped entertain, and distract, her little sister and, according to her mom, was instrumental in keeping her calm during labor.

After the baby was born, and her mom’s phone had charged for a bit, they called 911 and Nevaeh helped her mom retrieve a shoelace to tie around her new brother’s umbilical cord. At one point, she reportedly told her mom she thought was going to pass out or throw up, but after taking a deep breath, she felt well enough to continue to remain by her mom’s side.

I am in awe of this little girl. I’m pretty sure that if I were in the same situation, I would be freaking out and completely losing my cool. And I can’t even imagine how my kids would react. My 7 year old would probably be completely grossed out, if he even bothered to look up from his video game, and my 4 year old would be at first fascinated, but he would inevitably get distracted by something and lose all interest.

And, by the way, Baby Champion is doing well, although he is expected to be in the NICU for a few weeks due to his prematurity and small size. You can read more on the story from The Press-Enterprise by clicking here.

Photo Credit: Stan Lim/The Press-Enterprise

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