While most kids would squirm just at the thought of being inside a labour ward, this eight-year-old actually held her baby sister’s head as her mother was giving birth.
Mum Kelsey Davis tragically miscarried three times before welcoming her third child, and has a heartbreaking reason for why she let her daughter Brooke help her in the delivery room.
Kelsey fell pregnant when Brooke, her eldest, was three-years-old, and she couldn’t wait to tell her daughter that she would be a big sister.
She took a picture of Brooke standing in the garden with a sign that read ‘I’m going to be a big sister' in her hands and posted it straight to Facebook.
However, when Kelsey miscarried, Brooke was absolutely devastated.
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The family went through more heartache over the next few years, during which Kelsey had two more miscarriages she didn’t tell Brooke about.
In 2016, she gave birth to a little girl called Ellie, and Brooke was in the room to watch as the whole thing unfolded.
This time around, Brooke, who is now eight-years-old, wanted to be more involved and her mum had absolutely no issues with it.
She wasn’t just in the room with her parents as the birth was taking place this time, but she held her new sister’s head as she came into the world.
Speaking to Be, Kelsey says she couldn’t be prouder of her daughter.
"When I look at the photos of Brooke, which I often do since they're SO powerful... I smile,” Kelsey tells Be.
“I’m reminded of how brave she is, how mature and strong she is. How she just naturally has this loving nature about her.
In a piece for Love What Matters, Kelsey explains exactly what Brooke’s role in the labour was.
“Brooke stood next to her dad by my feet, watching in pure happiness and amazement,” Kelsey Davis writes.
“She touched the baby’s head as she was crowning and giggled a little.
“Brooke prepared by putting her hands with her dads to help catch her newest baby sister, and about one minute after her head came out, so did her sweet little body.”
Brooke told her mum that she thinks being in the delivery room when she gave birth has made her ‘have a very close bond’ with her two sisters.
But most of all, Brooke’s inclusion in her mum’s birth had made her dream of becoming a midwife.
“I'm so proud of who she is. She is honestly the kindest person I've ever known - I'm very lucky to have her as my daughter,” Kelsey tells Be.
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