‘It’s not every day your eldest child at 12-years-old gets to deliver your last child’

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“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! Jacee came to the hospital with my husband Zack and I around Noon.

12 year old daughter in scrubs before mother gives birth

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.

12 year old crying at the sight of newborn sibling being delivered in arms of father

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.’

12 year old smiling at birth of newborn sibling in father's arms

I was in shock lol! 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.

12 year old crying at sight of newborn sibling with umbilical chord attached

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.

12 year old sitting in chair holding newborn sibling swaddled in blanket

it’s not every day your eldest child at 12 years old gets to deliver your last child.”

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