- Angelica Gunn had intense contractions at home while her husband was at work.
- Angelica was only with her kids, Aakayla, 9, and Caleb Jr., 4.
- When she asked help from Aakayla, the little girl successfully helped in delivering her baby sister, and did it without crying or freaking out!
This young girl may have a bright future in the medical field. Nine-year-old Aakayla Gunn helped her mom in delivering her baby sister, and she did it without even crying or freaking out!
It was on June 28 when her mom, Angelica, started having intense contractions, but Angelica wasn’t sure if it was the time as it was a week before her expected due date. She also had false labor just a couple of days before.
“Then midday the contractions just kicked in really hard,” Angelica told Good Morning America. “I felt the urge to push all of a sudden.”
That day, Angelica was at home with no one else but her two children, Aakayla and her four-year-old son Caleb Jr. Her husband was at work, and so Angelica knew she had no one else to ask help from but Aakayla.
“I just screamed for my daughter to come in,” she said. “I was like, ‘Something’s happening, you’re going to have to look and tell me what’s going on because I don’t know.’ I kind of just felt intense pressure and like [the baby’s] head was coming out.”
The 30-year-old mom was at first worried about having Aakayla help in her delivery at a young age, but she had no choice and knew that she needed assistance.
“In that moment I was like, this is a moment we’re going to have to share together and it’s a bond her and her sister will have forever,” she said. “All that other stuff just went away out of my mind and I focused on the moment at hand.”
Angelica is a nurse and certified doula, so she was able to coach her daughter through the delivery. She said her instincts just kicked in, which enabled her to help Aakayla even though she was screaming in pain.
“I think in that moment she realized, ‘OK, it’s just me and mommy. I’m going to have to help her because daddy’s not here,'” the mom of three said. “It’s kind of just amazing how she did that. She didn’t cry, she didn’t freak out or anything.”
After about three hours of active labor, Aakayla was able to grab her baby sister Aubree and hand her up to her mom.
Paramedics arrived soon and took Angelica and Aubree to the hospital to make sure everything was okay.
“She’s very bold and very brave for doing all of that,” said Angelica, who was just so proud of Aakayla.
Well, who wouldn’t be?
Source: Good Morning America