Woman Lets 13-Year-Old Brother Watch Her Give Birth Saying It's Not 'Weird'

A woman revealed she let her 13-year-old brother watch her give birth, claiming he held his nerve "better than some grown men."

Mom-of-two Jaycee Elizabeth revealed she had around 10 people in the birthing room with her, a mix of family and medical professionals.

And one member of the audience was her teenage brother, who specifically requested to come and watch.

Elizabeth, thought to be living in the U.S., shared a clip to her TikTok page, revealing the teen's rollercoaster of emotions as she brought new life into the world.

She captioned the clip: "I'm so proud my brother wanted to watch his nephew being born, and he did better than some grown men!"

Elizabeth later revealed her sibling, thought to be called Joey, was 13 at the time. The clip, shared last week, has since amassed more than 10 million views on the site, and can be seen here.

In the on-screen captions, she added more detail, saying: "Throwback to when my younger brother asked to watch me give birth. He was so concerned the entire time.

"He watched the entire two hours I pushed, and said he didn't know 'extra stuff' came with the baby."

The footage shows him craning his neck to see what's going on, putting his hands to his mouth and near the end he looks visibly shocked and says "oh," before walking to the side.

In the background doctors can be heard saying "whole head out," "big push," "keep going" and "one shoulder out."

After the clip went viral, Elizabeth shared an update addressing numerous questions, as she revealed she had her baby boy two years only, but only just posted the clip.

"I did not expect that video of my brother watching me give birth to go viral," she said.


I'm so proud my brother wanted to watch his nephew being born, and he did better than some grown men! 😂

♬ original sound - Jaycee Elizabeth

Elizabeth clarified a few details, saying: "For one I had over 10 people in my room, just a mix of family and hospital staff. Why? Because I didn't mind.

"They asked me, and this was my second birth, so it wasn't super intimate between me and my husband, we just didn't mind.

"We loved all the support and the family, plus we were anxiously waiting to see if baby number two would also come out with the same condition as baby number one."

While she didn't specify what that is, one of the video hashtags is epidermolysis bullosa (EB), and her TikTok account links to a Facebook page, called The Hansen Family, documenting their struggles with the condition.

British health website, the NHS, states EB is: "The name for a group of rare inherited skin disorders that cause the skin to become very fragile. Any trauma or friction to the skin can cause painful blisters."

Confirming her son had it, she explained: "Hence why he was taken to the NICU straight away, and unfortunately I don't have any pictures or videos of much of my family holding him right away because of that."


I can finally post my response! thank you for all the love and support!! 🥰#epidermolysisbullosa #viralvideo

♬ original sound - Jaycee Elizabeth

She received mixed opinions about her sibling being in the room, to which she said: "For those of you that think it's weird or think that we shouldn't have, it's done. There's no turning back. It's also ok that you think that's weird, you don't have to do that by any means.

"I didn't, none of us did. The doctors were ok with it, we were all ok with it. Again we just, we loved it, I loved having everyone there to support me especially because I was there for over 30 hours.

"And no, my brother did not have a bullseye view, he was like off towards the right front of the bed. And obviously as you can see, standing in front of the door, so had he wanted to leave at any time he could have.

"I did not force him to be there he genuinely asked, me and my mom were ok with it, and he behaved amazingly. I'm very proud of him, I don't regret the experience at all, and none of us think it's weird whatsoever."

She raved about how good he is with her kids, saying: "He is an absolutely amazing uncle, all of his nephews love him, they're all over him all the time. And I would do it again, if I ever thought we were going to have another one."

And finally she cleared up why his reaction, and not the birth, was being filmed, saying: "Oh and my sister recorded his reaction because unfortunately the hospital I gave birth at does not allow you to record the birth they claim it's a HIPAA [Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act] violation, I'm assuming in case anything goes wrong it's not recorded."

The decision to include her brother in the room received mixed opinions, as Billie G thought: "That's way too much family bonding for my taste."

David Santsaver commented: "I love my sister, but no I'll wait till she's done."

"I would not let my brother see me," @myralexortiz admitted.

And Chris Solesbee wrote: "Am I the only one who sees this is wrong."

While Dariel Ahumada said: "Guys it is not weird at all. Do not sexualize it. The brother wanted to be there for his sister. He is awesome."

"I'm actually impressed with his maturity and how he carried himself during this. Your parents did a good job raising him with respect," Kmh3280 added.

MegTre76 replied: "This guy just gained major respect for what women go through! Someone raised him right!"

Newsweek reached out to Elizabeth for comment.

File photo of new baby.
File photo of new baby. A woman revealed her 13-year-old brother asked to be in the room when she gave birth. castillof/Getty Images