Mom Gets Help Delivering Her Own Baby By A 6 Yr. Old
Briana Johnson had gone into labour at her house, where it was just her and her daughter, Diyana Johnson. The six years old had helped her mother by grabbing towels, trying to be brave by learning where a baby comes from.
"I was asleep and my mama woke me up," said Diyana, a first-grader at Lincoln Heights Elementary School. "She had stomach pains, and then she had the baby. I helped by getting the baby a blanket and opening the door for the rescue squad."
Briana, 25, called her father for a ride to the hospital, then realized the baby wasn't waiting. So, she called an ambulance, meanwhile, Diyana was running to get supplies needed to help her mom go into labour.
"I put the phone beside me on the floor because the pain was so excruciating," said Johnson, who is a nurse at Raleigh's Tammy Lynn Center. "I told them over the phone, 'I'm actually holding her head in.' Her head came out and I said, "OK, I'm looking at her face.'"
When the Briana's father arrived, there was a little girl, Madisyn, 5.5 pounds in Briana's hands.
Mother and new daughter were resting at Wake Med Cary Hospital on Wednesday night. When Johnson talked everything through with Diyana, she seemed relaxed and unfazed.