NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Fort Worth mother captured the moment another woman gave birth on a Spirit Airlines flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Dallas on Saturday night.
Another passenger, Rhondula Green is a registered nurse from Carrolton who helped deliver the baby named Cristoph.
“He just popped out — literally. So we just kind of like caught him,” described Green. “I was kind of nervous initially, but when I saw the baby come in the nerves were gone!”
The woman’s husband wasn’t on the plane, but her two other children were onboard. Her young daughter watched from the window seat next to her during the delivery. Whoa baby!
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Shelley Hedgecock Starks recorded then posted the video to Facebook. She commented on Facebook that the new mom looked like she wasn’t feeling well from the moment the plane moved away from the tarmac.
“It’s amazing they were able to accomplish that on the plane without being prepared at all,” said Starks. “She had on a black shirt that had two baby hand prints on it with a red heart that said let me out of here.”
After baby Cristoph’s arrival, the flight diverted to New Orleans so that both momma, baby and siblings could recover at a local hospital. They’re all still there resting and mom is all smiles despite the stressful delivery.
Adding to the special delivery, Spirit Airlines gave Cristoph a special present of free flights until he turns 21.
The family of five is from Phoenix.