9-Year-Old Helps Deliver Mom's Rainbow Baby After She Goes Into Labor Early

There are few things I love more than a feel-good, family story that leaves you emotional and completely blown away. The story I'm about to share with you all is the exact epitome of that feel-good and miraculous combination!

9-year-old Aakayla Gunn is making international headlines after she helped her mom, Angelica Gunn, deliver their rainbow baby after she went into labor early!

30-year-old Missouri resident Angelica Gunn found herself in an unexpected situation last month.

The mother of two began experiencing contractions on June 28th, a week before her due date.

Angelica's husband was away at work when the pain kicked in, however, the 30-year-old wasn't sure if the labor pain was legit after she had experienced false labor the week before.

"Then midday the contractions just kicked in really hard," Angelica told *Good Morning America.*

"I felt the urge to push all of a sudden."

With no one home but her 9-year-old daughter Aakayla, and her 4-year-old son Caleb Jr, Angelica knew she would have to ask for her daughter's help in delivering the baby.

"I just screamed for my daughter to come in," she recalled.

"I was like, 'Something's happening, you're going to have to look and tell me what's going on because I don't know.' I kind of just felt intense pressure and like [the baby's] head was coming out."

Luckily for Aakayla, her mom is a nurse and certified doula and was able to walk her daughter through the process of her delivery.

"In that moment I was like, this is a moment we're going to have to share together and it's a bond her and her sister will have forever," Angelica told *GMA*.

"All that other stuff just went away out of my mind and I focused on the moment at hand."

At first, the 9-year-old was hesitant, but quickly "hopped right in" to help her mother.

"I think in that moment she realized, 'OK, it's just me and mommy. I'm going to have to help her because daddy's not here,'" Angelica explained.

"It's kind of just amazing how she did that. She didn't cry, she didn't freak out or anything."

Aakayla assisted by bringing her mom towels, and when it was time for the final push about three hours later, the 9-year-old was able to grab her new baby sister Aubree and hand her to their mom.

"She's very bold and very brave for doing all of that," Angelica added.

Angelica's story is one of the many she has shared on her social media platforms. The 30-year-old is an advocate for mothers who have experienced infant loss, having suffered three miscarriages herself.

"They have three babies in heaven and now three here on Earth" Fox 4 News KC reported.

It's clear baby girl Aubree is a blessing in more ways than one.

What an unforgettable and special moment for Angelica, Aakayla, and Aubree! I'm sure she will love hearing the story of her birth one day.

We're sending lots of love to this sweet family!

h/t: Good Morning America

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