Future ER Doc? Brave 10-Year-Old Helps Deliver His Brother—and Saves His Mom's Life

A 10-year-old is credited with staying calm and saving the lives of his mom and new baby brother.
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A 10-year-old boy named Jayden from Louisiana is being hailed as a hero after he helped his mom deliver his baby brother at home. He may have even saved her life—and that of his new sibling.

As NBC 10 News reports, his mom Ashly Moreau was in the bathroom when she went into labor, and realized her baby was in the breech position, with his feet presenting first. That's when Jayden ran next door to his grandma's house to call 911, and then raced back to the bathroom to help Moreau.

"When he got to the bathroom, he took a deep breath, and he was like, 'Ok, mom, tell me what I need to do, and I'm going to do it,'" she told the local news, adding, "He didn't even look scared, he looked calm, just brave. So I said, I'm just going to tell you what to do and just do it. We got to get your brother out as fast as possible because he's breeched and he can't breathe right now."

Before paramedics had even arrived, Jayden helped his mama safely deliver the baby, and as doctors say, saved both his and her life. Indeed, had Jayden not been there, his mom and baby brother may not have survived the harrowing birth. Meanwhile, Moreau's new son is still in the hospital, but is expected to come home soon.

So Jayden, is a job in the medical field in your future? We think you'd make a great doctor one day!

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Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger/mom. Find her on Facebook and Instagram where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of yoga.

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