Sibling love is a truly special thing. It’s a bond that connects for life. But Jacee Dellapenna, a 12-year-old from Mississippi, took it to the next level when she helped her mom deliver her brother.
the mom, Dede, said:
Jacee wanted to attend Zadyn’s birth 18 months ago but we felt she was too young to attend. So this pregnancy her dad and I discussed it and decided it might be a good learning experience for her!
If a child has hit puberty and is appropriate age and maturity level to learn about the body and sex ed, parents should allow him or her to watch a child birth.
Watching Jacee’s expressions on her face were like no other. Concentrating on her face while I pushed helped me so much!
The girl was present the whole time. She was there to motivate and support her mom. She said she would recommend to other people to let their children be a part of the delivery.
The raw emotions of the little girl stole the hearts of many people. “Jacee is excited about her new adventures ahead!” Dede said when they asked if the young lady is happy about her new found fame.
This story went viral really fast, but Dede does not feel that it changed anything. “It doesn’t change anything. Even if it hadn’t gone viral, we would still be living as a Christian family we are!”
The Mom narrated whole story:
Jacee came to the hospital with my husband Zack and I around Noon. I received an epidural and made it through the next 8 hours with little to no pain. Around 8 PM the epidural wasn’t working so well, but I was able to start pushing
They converted my bed and Jacee was so upset because she is so short… she thought she wasn’t going to be able to see the delivery over the bed
My doctor, Dr. Walter Wolfe then suggested, ‘Jacee why don’t you suit up and come deliver the baby.’ I was in shock! I told her as long as Zack doesn’t care go ahead and he said ‘go for it Jacee!
She got suited up for delivery. Although the pain from the contractions and the pushing hurt me so bad, watching Jacee’s expressions on her face were like no other”
Concentrating on her face while I pushed helped me so much! Dr Wolfe actually put her hands on the inside of his and allowed her to do the entire delivery. We were all very emotional and it was like no feeling I’ve ever felt
It’s not every day your eldest child at 12 years old gets to deliver your last child