Florida girl, 8, helps deliver baby brother

Florida girl, 8, helps deliver baby brother (Image 1)
Florida girl, 8, helps deliver baby brother (Image 1)

An eight-year-old Florida girl helped deliver her baby brother after her mother went into labor at their home earlier this week.

Jazmine McEnaney called 911 on Monday morning after her mother’s water broke unexpectedly, ABC News reported.

“I had no signs of labor whatsoever, so I had no idea,” mother Krystle Garcia said. “I said, ‘Jazmine, grab the cordless phone and dial 911.’”

The dispatcher calmly instructed Krystle and Jazmine on what to do to safely deliver the baby.

“Come here. Hold the baby’s head please. Hold the baby’s head please, Jazmine,” Krystle is heard telling her daughter. “Oh my God! She’s freaking out. She’s only eight-years-old!”

Less than 15 minutes after calling 911, Jazmine helped her mother deliver her new baby brother, Joseph James Snyder.

Emergency officials arrived shortly after Joseph was born. Mother and son were taken to a nearby hospital.

“If she wasn’t there, I don’t know what I would have done,” Garcia said. “There’s no way I would have made it to a phone.”

Joseph, who was born two weeks early, weighed five pounds, 10 ounces.

The 911 dispatcher who helped deliver the baby over the phone visited the family in the hospital.

*ABC News contributed to this report.

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