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Boy, 12, delivers baby brother

Vancouver Island boy credits TV shows for know-how

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A 12-year-old boy used kitchen scissors to help deliver his baby brother Saturday morning when his mom woke up in advanced labour. Danielle Edwards had planned to deliver the baby in hospital, but was already pushing when she woke up in her Campbell River home. Her son, Gaelen, heard her cries and grabbed his baby brother by the shoulders and pulled him out. Gaelen used kitchen scissors to cut the baby’s umbilical cord and clamped it shut. When asked how he knew what to do, he answered: “I watch a bunch of medical [TV] shows.” The healthy baby weighed seven pounds, nine ounces.

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