ORLANDO, Fla. - Talk about a special delivery!
A Frontier Airlines flight attendant is being hailed a hero after helping to deliver a baby when the mother went into labor on a flight to Orlando.
Flight attendant Diana Giraldo jumped into action when the mother unexpectedly went into labor early while on a flight from Denver International Airport to Orlando International Airport.
"It was a matter of minutes. Her water broke, and then she said she was in a lot of pain, and she thought the baby was coming," she told FOX 35 News.
Giraldo helped the expecting mother to the back lavatory and successfully delivered the healthy baby girl!
"I managed to take my jacket off so that I could wrap the baby up in that because there was nothing else. It was just enough time to catch her," she explained. "She [the mother] actually put the oxygen over the baby’s mouth, and she was talking to her, trying to get her to react while I put her at a slight inclination and started massaging her back."
"Diana again went above and beyond after the completion of the flight to coordinate our return to Orlando," Captain Chris Nye said in a Frontier Airlines Facebook post.
The flight was diverted to Pensacola Airport in order to get the mother and baby to the hospital faster to be checked out.
"This was a job well done, and I was happy to see everyone working together to successfully deliver a newborn on an aircraft!" said Nye.
And how cute is this: the mom decided to give her new baby the middle name of Sky.