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NSW girl rewarded for saving pregnant mum

AAP logoAAP 13/12/2016 Harveen Kaur

A nine-year-old Sydney girl who provided vital assistance to triple zero operators as they desperately tried to save the lives of her mother and unborn brother has been awarded for her bravery.

Primary school student Madison Dunsdon was quick to act after finding her pregnant mother collapsed on the bathroom floor and bleeding heavily in their South Penrith home in early October.

She had lost more than three litres of blood,.

"My mum's placenta split and I had to help her do everything. I had to get the towels, get the ambulances, and wave to them," Madison told AAP.

Madison's mother Kylie Row watched on teary-eyed as her daughter was presented a bravery award from NSW Ambulance officers in Penrith on Wednesday.

"If she wasn't there, where would I be, where would Harley (her baby brother) be? We wouldn't have made it because we would have been on our own," Ms Row said.

"No one could have done everything she did. She's amazing."

Ambulance call-taker Erica Sutton, who had guided Madison through the crisis, said she was impressed with the nine-year-old's maturity.

"She's just brilliant, she stepped up, above and beyond, maturity above her years," Ms Sutton said.

"She just kept calm under what would have been an extremely stressful situation."

Madison is excited with her early Christmas present - the birth of her baby brother Harley, who was due on Christmas day - and looks forward to taking care of him.

Harley, who was born two months premature, is recovering well and has been released from Nepean Hospital's Natal Intensive Care Unit.

Madison's advice for other young boys and girls facing similar situations is simple.

"Just stay calm, don't worry. The ambulance will be there."

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