A young mother finally gave birth to her son 36,000 feet in the air mid-flight, and even named the baby after his amazing mid-air birth.
So in September, she decided to travel with her family to the Dominican Republic before welcoming her baby boy.
Hartford woman gives birth to baby 36,000 feet in the air, names him after birth “Sky”
Healthcare workers began to experience seat cramps when an American Airlines flight took off from New York City. Within 34 minutes of the flight, she was in full labor, prompting the crew to assist with the delivery.
Rhoden told Caters: “These things continued and 34 minutes into the flight my water broke. “The flight attendants were very helpful.”
The extra-large pregnant woman was sitting next to her sister, Kendalee, 26, who quickly realized her water had broken mid-flight.
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“I was shocked,” Kendalee told the outlet. “I kept asking if she was sure until she stood up, and the whole chair was soaked!”
Kendalee then told the rest of the family who happened to be on the flight, and pressed the panic button causing “flight attendants to rush to the scene”.
“We’ve got new passengers:” Crew members announced after assisting with delivery
Four members of the crew ran to the woman’s aid, and after “20 minutes of extreme stress” an announcement was made that “we will have a new passenger on board.” .
“A beautiful boy named Skylen,” Kendalee said of the infant’s name,
Skylen Kavon-Air Francis. “I just remember people filming us as we got off the plane, and they all said congratulations to me,” the new mum added.
Skyline, who was named after his flight, was taken off the plane in the Dominican Republic as people clapped and greeted the new passenger.
The infant spent the first four days in the neonatal intensive care unit due to early arrival, while the family worked to determine Skylen’s citizenship and return him to the state.
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Rhoden’s family has since gone to the US embassy to confirm the child’s US citizenship and expedite the boy’s emergency passport, which now says his birthplace is “in the air”.
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Doctors instructed Kendria to stay on the Caribbean island for several weeks, but the family returned home safely.
“I feel good now because I am at home and he is safe. He’s where he needs to be right now,” Kendria told KKTV. “So I can say I’m happier than I was in the Dominican Republic.”
“Not AirDropped Baby” Millions Follow Skylen’s Incredible Birth As Commenters Joke
Now an aunt, Kendalee shared several clips of the magical story on TikTok last month, which went viral as millions watched.
Commentators have joked about the wild nature of Skylen’s birth, with one saying that “born in the air is the greatest plasticity.”
“Birth into the air is the greatest plasticity,” writes jacquesangy. “Now that gives a new meaning to flying,” jokes Russel Rush9881.
ChristianDior commented: “It’s not the baby being AirDropped.