A 16-year-old delivered her aunt’s baby right after taking a labor and delivery class in school.
Morlie Hayes, of Utah, said she was home alone last Saturday when she heard a knock on the door and opened it to find her 7-year-old cousin crying.
“She’s like, 'My mom’s having a baby.' I was like, ‘Oh no’ and I ran outside," Hayes told InsideEdition.com.
Her aunt, Laura Creager, asked her to watch her daughters while she drove the hospital, but Hayes said she knew immediately her aunt wouldn’t make it and ushered her into the house. Hayes immediately called 911.
And then her aunt’s water broke.
"I was still on the phone so they told me to get her on her back," Hayes said
Hayes gathered a towel, pillows, and a shoelace to tie off the umbilical cord and brought it to the bathroom.
As they were waiting for the ambulance, Creager’s baby girl was born.
“I caught the baby when she pushed,” Hayes said. “It was really scary. I don’t know. It was a cool experience, but I was in shock."
Hayes said she wiped baby Kayla Faith Creager off and cleared her airways as she’d learned in the class at school just a week before.
“For me it was a kind of a miracle, I’ve taken this class and here is my aunt is on the ground,” Hayes said.
The ambulance arrived a few minutes later. Hayes got to sign Kayla’s birth certificate and she said she looks forward to the relationship she and her baby cousin will have in the future.
"I think I will always have my bond with my little cousin," she said.