Girl, 4, helps her mum to deliver her own baby brother

Four-year-old girl climbs into mum's birthing pool to help deliver her own baby brother.
Girl, 4, helps her mum's deliver her own baby brother

April Wild welcomed her third child - a little boy called Grayson - after opting for a water birth at her Cheshire home.

The 29-year-old, who teaches hypnobirthing and pregnancy yoga, wanted to be surrounded by those she loved and that's exactly what she got when daughter River, decided to jump in the pool and help.
Girl, 4, helps her mum's deliver her own baby brother

April was also joined by a doula and photographer, Corneli Fleur, from Badass Birth Photography, who captured the extraordinary moment, and her husband.

River, who immediately changed into her swimming costume to help, can be seen holding a wet flannel on her mum's back and even reaching down to hold Grayson's hand as he is born.

April, who had her first child in hospital and her second at home, said: "River has been involved in the pregnancy from the start really.

"She has been fascinated by it and I was happy to involve her as I want her to see childbirth as a positive experience rather than a scary one.

"I have another little boy who is two but she accidentally missed out on his birth because she was asleep, this time she was adamant she wanted to be there.

"She told me she wanted to be woken up and I'm so glad she did because it was a real bonding experience.

"I thought I might feel distracted with her there but it was actually the opposite. She kept asking what she could do to help.

"She had her pyjamas on at the start but soon raced away to put her swimming costume on.

"She even ended up in the pool before me."

April added: "It wasn't until I saw the photographs afterwards that I realised how involved she actually was.
Girl, 4, helps her mum's deliver her own baby brother


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