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McDonald's employees help woman deliver baby after she goes into labour in the bathroom

Lucy Devine

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McDonald's employees help woman deliver baby after she goes into labour in the bathroom

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Three McDonald's employees have helped a woman deliver her baby in the toilets.

The members of staff - at a McDonald's restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia - helped deliver a baby girl after the mother went into labour in the bathroom while on the way to the hospital this week.

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It was a normal day at the fast food chain when Sha’querria Kaigler, Keisha Blue-Murray and Tunisia Woodward heard a loud scream from the toilets, only to discover one of their customers was in labour.

After being alerted by another diner, Tunisia headed into the bathroom where she found the woman, named Alandria Worthy, lying down on the floor, heavily breathing and screaming through her contractions.

"I knew to tell my crew; we're having a baby today," Tunisia told 11Alive News.

Alandria and her fiancé Deandra Phillip were heading to the hospital when they stopped at the restaurant so Alandria could use the bathroom - but it seems the baby wasn't for waiting.

Alandria had been having contractions from around 3am but held off from going to the hospital. But when the mum headed into the toilets at the fast food chain, her waters broke and 'everything happened so fast'.

She told employees: "I'm in labour. Somebody get the man in the car."

The family welcomed their baby in the McDonald's restaurant. Credit: 11Alive News
The family welcomed their baby in the McDonald's restaurant. Credit: 11Alive News

Once Deandra arrived, it wasn't long before the little girl made an arrival.

"The ladies at McDonald's were at her front side, holding her hands, I had her feet propped up on my knees. We told her to push three pushes," Deandra said.

Just three pushes later and baby Nandi, aka Little Nugget, arrived.

Alandria added: "Life's amazing right now, never would I ever (have) thought I would deliver my own baby."

Steve Akinboro, who owns the local McDonald's, gifted each of his employees with $250 (£206) gift cards to say thank you for all of their heroic efforts in delivering the baby.

The couple had been on the way to the hospital. Credit: 11Alive News
The couple had been on the way to the hospital. Credit: 11Alive News

"We don't just serve food, we strive to serve feel-good moments every day, and this was in fact the epitome of a feel-good moment for my team," he said.

"These three local Atlanta employees are a fantastic example of our crew making a difference for our customers and local communities."

Tunisia kindly said she would be using her gift card on the baby, to buy her some clothing and new toys.

What a bunch of heroes!

Topics: McDonalds, Parenting

Lucy Devine
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