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Apryl Duncan

Kids Deliver Their Baby Brother at Home

By March 22, 2010

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Home births aren't uncommon these days. But having your nine- and 11-year-old kids deliver their own baby brother at home isn't something you hear about every day.

That's what happened when Faith and Jabari Sanders' mom went into labor in the bathroom of their Fremont, California, home. Jabari called 911, and the dispatcher walked the kids through everything they needed to do to keep their mom and baby brother safe.

"The baby's coming now," you can hear mom Alana say in the background of the 911 call.

A few seconds later, you hear Alana screaming as Faith and Jabari's brother is born.

"The baby's already here," nine-year-old Jabari tells the 911 dispatcher.

His older sister Faith then comes to the phone. The 911 dispatcher instructed her on how to clean off the baby and how to tie the umbilical cord. Paramedics arrived within five minutes of the call to take care of Alana and baby Joseph, who weighed in at 9 pounds, 4 ounces.

The Sanders family is doing great. Joseph joins Jabari, Faith and their two-year-old sister Janelle.

Way to go Faith and Jabari! I don't think my husband would act as calm in this situation. He'd be passed out on the floor before 911 could answer our call.

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