8-year-old girl delivers baby brother with help from 911 dispatc - New York News

8-year-old girl delivers baby brother with help from 911 dispatcher

Posted: Updated:
FLORIDA - Joseph James Snyder knows how to make an entrance.

"Our mommy is pregnant, and her water just broke," said Jazmine McEnaney.

His 8-year-old sister, Jazmine, was on the phone with 911 at 7 a.m. While her mom, Krystle, was screaming in pain and panicking as she lay on the floor of her bathroom.

JJ arrived two weeks early.

"If she wasn't there to call 911, there's no way I would have made it to that phone," said Krystle Garcia.

"Are you having contractions?" asked Emily Hall, the 911 dispatcher who answered Jazmine's call.

"Yes, very bad," said Garcia.

"I saw the baby's head," said McEnaney.

Hall knew she had a doozy.

"When her mom would scream, she would scream with her," said Hall.

On speaker phone, Hall gave Jazmine and Krystle instructions.

McEnaney unlocked the door, paramedics raced, but so did JJ; labor lasted only six minutes.

"I want you to place the palm of your hand.." said Hall

"The baby is out! The baby is out! Jazmine, is the baby out?" said Garcia

"I had to get towels and support his head," said McEnaney.

"I was freaking out the whole time. She said he was out., but I didn't hear anything, I didn't know you don't hear anything till they get the stuff out. I was just hearing silence. I thought I was giving birth to a dead baby," said Garcia.

"It was not crying yet. I just said my little prayer at that point," said Hall.

Paramedics arrived and quickly realized JJ was just being much quieter than his mom and sister. He was fine.

Jazmine got a certificate from hospital nurses and new admiration from her mom.

"She definitely stayed calm when she needed to. I was hysterical," said Garcia.
Didn't find what
you were looking for?

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Superstorm Sandy

    Grimm criticizes storm recovery program

    Grimm criticizes storm recovery program

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:12:14 GMT
    When Superstorm Sandy destroyed Maureen Childs' Staten Island home, she turned to New York City's Build it Back program for help. She says what she got back was heartache. At a news conference Wednesday, Rep. Michael Grimm, who represents Staten Island and part of Brooklyn, highlighted what he called failures in a program designed to help victims of Sandy get back on their feet.
    When Superstorm Sandy destroyed Maureen Childs' Staten Island home, she turned to New York City's Build it Back program for help. She says what she got back was heartache. At a news conference Wednesday, Rep. Michael Grimm, who represents Staten Island and part of Brooklyn, highlighted what he called failures in a program designed to help victims of Sandy get back on their feet.
  • Pranna to end 'boozy brunch' after viral video

    Pranna to end 'boozy brunch' after viral video

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:10:44 GMT
    Video posted on YouTube showing young women and men who appear to be stumbling and drunk coming out of the restaurant Pranna in the flatiron district is why angry residents packed into a community meeting to complain Wednesday night. Neighbors say problems have been happening on Saturdays and Sundays during a so-called bottomless brunch, where patrons can drink as many drinks as they want in a two-hour period.
    Video posted on YouTube showing young women and men who appear to be stumbling and drunk coming out of the restaurant Pranna in the flatiron district is why angry residents packed into a community meeting to complain Wednesday night. Neighbors say problems have been happening on Saturdays and Sundays during a so-called bottomless brunch, where patrons can drink as many drinks as they want in a two-hour period.
  • NYC's secret access for celebrities

    NYC's secret access for celebrities

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:07:59 GMT
    A little bit of money, power and fame can unlock a whole world of hidden passageways and detours allowing stars to come and go discreetly. Seth Weisser has perfected private shopping inside his Soho vintage boutique What Goes Around Comes Around. Celebs slip in through the side door and descend into the vault. But the upper floor isn't too shabby either, featuring hundreds of rare Chanel and Hermes handbags.
    A little bit of money, power and fame can unlock a whole world of hidden passageways and detours allowing stars to come and go discreetly. Seth Weisser has perfected private shopping inside his Soho vintage boutique What Goes Around Comes Around. Celebs slip in through the side door and descend into the vault. But the upper floor isn't too shabby either, featuring hundreds of rare Chanel and Hermes handbags.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices