Woman giving birth on Delta flight with help from Atlanta firefighters – WSVN 7News | Miami news, weather, sports

ATLANTA (WGCL) – Only nine days old, little Analia Acevedo Castaneda came to this world on a wing and a prayer. Her mother, Liliana Castaneda Avilia, says, “her actual due date was December 23, but it came out early.”

Liliana’s daughter’s birthday is now documented in photos taken in the back of a Delta plane. Just minutes before her daughter was born, Liliana began to have contractions on her flight from Guadalajara, Mexico to Atlanta. Luckily there was a nurse on board.

“He was like the baby girl is coming, it’s on its way, and he was like not trying to push, because if you push more, the baby will come out, so I’ll keep those contractions for 3 hours and 30 minutes. On the way here, Said Liliana.

Back on the ground, Juanetta Nash and other Atlanta firefighters were ready at the plane gate.

“The plane came in very fast, faster than usual, so we knew it was an emergency, we knew people were nervous,” Nash said.

“We knew what we were doing, we wanted to make her feel as comfortable as possible, just by putting ourselves in her shoes, we knew she was already very uncomfortable,” Nash added.

Liliana says the firefighters helped guide her through the birth, “they were like okay, are you ready to push, I’m like yes, I’m ready to push, so I just pushed once, and the little girl came crying out. “

Nash says, “when she had delivered, one of the stewardesses came on the microphone and she was able to say hello, we have a baby girl and everyone started clapping.”

It is now a special birthday for little Analia, for whom her parents are grateful.

Liliana said, “thanks to the people who were on the plane, like the ems fire department, everyone who helped us.”

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