Katherine Oyedoh, 27, was 37-weeks pregnant with her first child when she boarded her Georgia-bound Delta flight in Ghana on March 23rd.
With her due date on April 13th, Oyedoh's doctor gave her clearance to fly from her family's African home back to California to reunite with her fiance in time for the birth.
Mid-flight, her water broke.
Susan Carnes, a flight attendant with 29 years of experience, said it was the first in-air labour she'd witnessed.
"I know nothing about birthing babies," Carnes chuckled on Monday afternoon, recounting the story to The Tampa Tribune. "I've never had to do this before."
"I saw her and just the way she was leaned over and moaning, I just knew," Carnes told Fox News. "I said, do you feel like your water has broken and she said 'Yes,' and that's when I knew, okay we're having a baby."
Fortunately, Dr. Patrick Ojukwu, an OB/GYN from Stockbridge, Georgia, was on-board the plane and assisted in the birth. Other passengers with medical training also helpedRead More »from Flight attendant helps first-time mom give birth on plane