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Mar 18, 2010 1:27 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Young children help mother deliver baby in California

The father of 9 and 11-year-old siblings who helped deliver their baby brother at their Fremont home is calling his kids "super heroes."

Faith and Jabari Sanders sprang into action when they heard their mother, Alana, scream as she went into labor on March 9. Alana instructed 11-year-old Faith to call their father, Geoffrey, and 9-year-old Jabari to dial 911.

But she couldn't wait for paramedics and gave birth to a 9 pound, 4 ounce boy on the bathroom floor. A dispatcher instructed the kids to get towels and carefully tie the snapped umbilical cord to prevent their brother, Joseph, from losing blood.

Paramedics soon arrived and took 36-year-old Alana Sanders and Joseph to Saint Rose Hospital in Hayward, where the boy received a clean bill of health.

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