6 Year-Old Helps Mother Deliver Baby

A North Carolina 6-year-old said she was acting like a big girl as she helped her mother deliver a baby at home.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Thursday that Briana Johnson of Fuquay-Varina gave birth on her bedroom floor with only help from her young daughter Diyana as an ambulance raced to the scene. Johnson said she felt contractions early Wednesday. Her water broke as she stepped out of bed, so she called her father and then an ambulance.

The 25-year-old nurse knew help would arrive too late, so she told her first-grade daughter to fetch towels and then open the door for the rescue squad. Diyana says she controlled an impulse to cry while watching her mother in pain as five-pound Madisyn was born.

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  • by Cindi Location: Simpson on Sep 18, 2009 at 06:46 AM
    She opened the door and retrieved towels and it made news!!!!!!At five lbs.was the baby a premie?
  • by Kelly Location: LaGrange on Sep 17, 2009 at 03:59 PM
    What a brave girl! Congrats to mom, baby, and big sis!
  • by Stephanie on Sep 17, 2009 at 06:57 AM
    What a brave little girl you are Diyana! Your Mom and baby Madison should be very proud to have you in their lives! Congratulations on becoming a big sister!
  • by Ann Location: Pitt County on Sep 17, 2009 at 05:58 AM
    What a smart girl! I know that her mother is so proud of her!! Congratulations!

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