Pregnant woman, whose water broke an hour after starting her flight from Mexico to North Carolina, thanked first responders for helping her deliver safely on a flight Delta Air Lines.
On November 14, Liliana Castaneda Avilia was an hour away from her flight from Mexico to her home in Raleigh, North Carolina, when her waters broke. The baby was not due until December 23, the mother said.
But as she began to have contractions, a nurse on board came to her aid.
“He was like ‘Yeah, the little girl is coming, she’s on her way.’ And he said to me, “Don’t try to push, because if you push more, the baby will come out.” So I held these contractions for about three hours and 30 minutes on the way here, ”he said. she shared in a video posted to the Atlanta City Fire Department.
As the flight neared Atlanta Airport, Firefighter Juanetta Nash prepared with her team to deal with the situation. “The plane was coming extremely fast, faster than normal, so we knew there was an emergency, we knew people were nervous,” she said.
“We knew what we were doing, we wanted her to feel as comfortable as possible,” Ms. Nash said as quoted by SCS-affiliate KSLA News.
“And they were like ‘OK, are you ready to push?’ I’m like ‘Yeah, I’m ready to push.’ So I just pushed once and the little girl came out crying, ”said the newborn’s mother.
“Once she gave birth, one of the flight attendants picked up the microphone and she was able to say, ‘Hey, we’ve got a baby girl,’” Ms. Nash said. “It was a special occasion.”
“Thank you to the people who were on the plane, like the EMS, the fire brigade, everyone who helped us,” Ms. Castaneda Avilia said.
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