10-Year-Old Credited With Saving Mom, Newborn Brother

He delivered the premature, breech baby in their Louisiana bathroom
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2017 7:14 PM CDT
10-Year-Old Delivers Mom's Breech Baby in Bathroom
Doctors say Jayden Fontenot, 10, may have saved the lives of his mother and new brother after he helped deliver the premature baby last week in their Louisiana bathroom.   (YouTube)

Jayden Fontenot may very well have saved the lives of his mother and newborn brother last Friday. Not bad for a 10-year-old. Today reports that 36-year-old Ashly Moreau went to use the bathroom Aug. 11 at her home in Sulphur, Louisiana, and was shocked to find her unborn baby's feet hanging out of her. Moreau was in labor, and the baby—not due until Sept. 20—was in breech position. While his grandmother called 911, Jayden helped his mom, who was bleeding on the bathroom floor. "He just took a deep breath and said, 'OK, mom, just tell me what I need to do,'" Moreau tells KPLC. She says Jayden was calm and didn't seem scared at all. "I wasn't even thinking," Jayden tells WTHR. "I didn't know what was going on."

With his new brother not breathing, time was of the essence. Jayden pulled while Moreau pushed, and they were able to deliver the baby. Jayden ran to the kitchen to get a nasal aspirator and was able to get his brother breathing. Paramedics arrived and took Moreau and the baby to the hospital. Doctors say without Jayden, his mother and new brother could have died. "I'm just so proud of him," Moreau tells Today. "He saved our lives." The baby is in neo-natal intensive care and is expected to be fine. Moreau says Jayden will "always have a special bond" with his little brother. (Read more childbirth stories.)

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