A young mother gave birth to her baby boy mid-flight at 36,000 feet and even named the child “mid-heaven” after his amazing delivery.
Kendria Rhoden, 21, of Hartford, Connecticut, was cleared to fly by her doctor after 32 weeks, with her due date said to be Oct. 23 KKTV.
So in September she decided to take a trip to the Dominican Republic with her family before welcoming her baby boy.
Hartford woman gives birth at 36,000 feet and names boy after ‘sky birth’
The healthcare worker experienced cramps in her airplane seat as the American Airlines flight took off from New York City. Within 34 minutes of the flight she had gone into full term labor prompting the cabin crew to assist in the birth of the child.
“These continued and 34 minutes into the flight my balls burst,” Rhoden told Caters. “The cabin crew were such a big help.”
The heavily pregnant woman sat next to her sister Kendalee, 26, who was quick to realize her waters had ruptured mid-flight.
“I was shocked,” Kendalee told the outlet. “I kept asking her if she was sure until she got up and the whole seat was soaked!”
Kendalee then told the rest of the family who happened to be on the plane and hit the panic button, causing the “flight attendants to rush to the scene.”
“We have a new passenger on board,” announce crew members after helping with the delivery
Four members of the flight crew rushed to the woman’s aid and after “an extremely stressful 20 minutes” it was announced that “we have a new passenger on board”.
“A beautiful little boy named Skylen,” Kendalee said of the newborn’s name.
Skylen Kavon-Air Francis. “All I remember is that everyone filmed us getting off the plane and everyone congratulated me,” the new mom added.
Skyline, named for its arrival in the air, was carried off the plane in the Dominican Republic as everyone clapped and greeted the new passenger.
The newborn had to spend the first four days in the NICU due to his early arrival while the family worked to determine Skylen’s nationality and get him back to the US.
Problems arise from airborne birth, determination of nationality and expediting of the emergency pass
The Rhoden family has since visited the American Embassy to confirm the child’s American citizenship and expedite his emergency passport, which currently lists his place of birth as “on the air.”
Doctors instructed Kendria to stay on the Caribbean island for a few weeks, but the family have since returned home safely.
“I feel good now because I’m home and he’s safe. He’s where he needs to be now,” said Kendria KKTV. “Well, I would say I’m happier than I was in the Dominican Republic.”
‘It’s not the baby that’s being dropped from the air’ Millions are watching Skylen’s incredible birth, commentators joke
Kendalee, who is now an aunt, shared several clips of the wondrous story on TikTok last month, which went viral as millions of people tuned in to follow.
Commentators joked about the wild nature of Skylen’s birth, with one saying “being born in the air is the greatest flex”.
“Born in the air is the greatest flex,” wrote Jacquesangy. “It gives a new meaning to the air,” joked Russel Rush9881.
“Not the baby that gets thrown out of the air,” commented ChristianDior.
https://theshaderoom.com/mother-gives-birth-on-flight-36000-feet-in-the-air-and-names-baby-boy-after-amazing-mid-sky-delivery-video/ Mother gives birth to a child in flight and gives the baby a name after birth