If you’ve been on a flight, you’ve most likely witnessed some bizarre passenger behavior in one way or another. And although flight attendants are trained to deal with odd requests and disgruntled fliers, helping someone give birth is probably not in the training materials. Such was the case on an American Airlines flight leaving New York’s JFK airport for the Dominican Republic last week when a woman went into labor mid-flight, prompting an emergency landing and delivery of a baby boy. On social media, a woman named Kendall (@pinkangel876) said that while she was on the way to the airport with her family, her sister joked that she was going to have the baby in the car since the bumpy road was causing pain on one side. The pain continued at the airport and worsened once she was on the plane.
… After takeoff her sister’s water broke. They alerted a flight attendant who called for doctors and medical professionals on the flight. They rushed the pregnant woman to the back of the plane where she proceeded to give birth in about 30 minutes. Kendall shared: “Every passenger on the plane was like, ‘she’s finished already?'”
… The flight attendants announced that a boy had been born and the entire plane erupted in applause before the plane emergency landed and the woman was wheelchaired off the plane.