A woman went into labor inside a McDonald’s bathroom in Atlanta, Georgia, as her fiancé and three employees at the fast-food chain jumped into action to help aid in the delivery.
Nandi Ariyah Mehrmi Phillips, a healthy baby, gave Niggle Nugget the name “Little Nugget”. The parents called the experience a “Thanksgiving blessing.” 11Alive News reported.
Alandria Worthy felt contractions at around 3 a.m. on Wednesday. She She thought she would be “pushing for hours” and stayed away from the hospital.
At 7:30am, however, her contractions became stronger and faster. It was about a minute and half before she realized it was time.
The couple was heading to the hospital, which is approximately 45 minutes from their Airbnb. They had just moved into the area so Worthy needed to stop by the bathroom.
When her fiancée, Deandra Phillips pulled up to the nearest McDonald’s, the quick bathroom stop turned into full blown labor.
Worthy stated that her water broke and that everything happened so fast. That was when she started screaming from the toilets, alerting workers outside: “I am in labor.” She said in part, “Somebody get the man into the car.”
Alandria Worthy went into labor inside a McDonald’s bathroom in Atlanta, as her fiancé and three employees at the fast-food chain jumped into action to help aid in the delivery
“The women at McDonald’s were standing at her side, holding her hands. I was keeping her feet on my knees. Phillips, baby’s father, stated that he told his daughter to push three pushes. I see her head! Before telling her to continue pushing, he said: “I see her head!”
Tunisia Woodward, General Manager, said that she initially thought someone was making fun of her, but when she saw the screaming woman in the toilet, she realized it wasn’t a joke.
Woodward stated, “I knew I had to tell my crew; today we’re having baby.”
Woodward with her two co-workers, Sha’querria Kagler and Keisha Blue-Murray quickly became a delivery nurse.
Kaigler dialed 911 while Kaigler was at it Blue-Murray was helping to assist Worthy’s fiancé, Deandra Phillips, who ran inside the McDonald’s only to find the mother-to-be on ‘the toilet screaming.’
Phillips, who called her ‘frantic’, tried to calm her down and told her to breathe. All three of the employees were able to help with the miracle of birth.
‘The women at McDonald’s were by her side holding her hands. I was keeping her feet on my knees. Phillips stated that Phillips had instructed Phillips to give her three pushes.
“I see her hair!” He said it before encouraging her to push on.
Nandi Ariyah Phillips, the baby bouncing, was born healthy. The parents gave the child the nickname “Little Nugget” and called it a “Thanksgiving blessing”.
Tunisia Woodward, General Manager, said that she thought someone was making fun of her, but when she saw the screaming woman in the bathroom, she realized it wasn’t a joke. “I knew to tell my team; we’re having our baby today.”
Nandi, aka Little Nugget arrived three pushes later.
Phillips stated that Phillips “popped out onto my hands.”
The father-to-be called it “divine intervention” and he was brought to McDonald’s by the three McDonald’s employees.
Steve Akinboro, the owner of the local McDonald’s was overjoyed by his employees’ good deeds and gave them each $250 gift certificates to help with Thanksgiving dinner.
Akinboro stated that “We don’t just offer food; we aim to provide feel-good moments every single day.”
He “These three Atlanta employees are a great example of how our crew can make a difference for customers and their local communities,” added the author.
Alandria Phillips and Deandre Phillips were thrilled to be parents.
They said both mom and daughter, Nandi Ariyah Morémi Phillips, are healthy.
Worthy said, “Life’s amazing right here, never would (have) imagined I would give birth to my own child.”