When one expectant Louisiana mom woke up on Aug. 11, she got up to use the bathroom and was terrified when she realized her water had just broken.
Not only was Ashly Moreau in labor at just 34, but when she looked down, she saw the baby’s feet sticking out of her, which meant that he was in the breech position. Ashly’s fiance, Kelsey Richard, had already left for work, so she called out for her 10-year-old son, Jayden.
When Jayden ran into the room, he found his mom laying on the floor bleeding out, which the doctor later explained was her placenta detaching from the uterine wall because of the premature birth. “When he got to the bathroom, he just took a deep breath and said, ‘ok, Mom, just tell me what I need to do.’,” Ashly said.
“He didn’t look scared, he looked calm and brave and I said ‘ok, I’m going to tell you what to do and we need to get your brother out as fast as possible because he’s breeched and he can’t breathe.’” Jayden rotated baby Daxx and then pulled him out. “I was crying, but I just tried to stay calm and collected,” Ashly said. “Jayden was so calm that it made me more calm. I could see he was scared, but he knew he had to do it.” But Daxx still wasn’t breathing, so Jayden ran to the kitchen, grabbed a nasal aspirator, and started pumping air into his nose and mouth until he started breathing.
EMS arrived shortly after and took baby Daxx and Ashly to the hospital where they both recovered from the traumatic birth. “Every time I think about it, I just cry,” Moreau said. “I don’t think Jayden understands what he’s done and how big it is,” Ashly said. “I said to Jayden, ‘You’ll always have a special bond with your brother.’ I’m just so proud of him. He saved our lives.”
Watch the entire video below to see how this 10-year-old saved his baby brother’s life.
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