9-year-old girl helps deliver baby sister

January 3, 2014 5:36:04 PM PST
A 9-year-old girl in Illinois stepped up when her mom went into labor unexpectedly and helped deliver her baby sister.

Alyssa Meza told her mom to push the baby out and that she would catch it, but when Alyssa saw her sister, she knew something was wrong -- something she had seen on a medical TV show.

"The umbilical cord was actually wrapped around the baby. It was like two around, so I had to unwrap it a little, and I ran next door to grab my neighbor because the baby was a little purple," Alyssa recalled.

Alyssa's mom and new baby sister came home from the hospital on New Year's Day, both in good health.

Alyssa says she wants to be a paramedic when she grows up and she's already shown that she's cool under pressure.


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