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January 04, 2014

Girl, 9, helps mother deliver her own baby sister

She told her mother to push the baby out and she would catch it, and then unwrapped the umbilical cord from around her sister's neck, a step she learned from a medical TV show

ABC News

CHICAGO — A young Chicago girl got a real life lesson this week. She was at home in Little Village when her mother started to go into labor, and the 9-year-old jumped into action.

"She said she felt the baby coming out and I told her to pushed the baby out and I'll catch the baby. She got scared. And I catched the baby, grabbed the towel and wrapped her around," said Alyssa Meza, 9. Meza says she had seen a medical TV show where a baby was born with an umbilical cord around its neck and she knew what to do. 

"The umbilical cord was actually 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," said Alyssa.

Read full storyAlyssa Meza, 9, helps mom deliver baby sister in Chicago home

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