Atlanta mom names newborn 'LITTLE NUGGET' after giving birth in McDonald's bathroom
ATLANTA, GEORGIA: A woman gave birth in a McDonald's bathroom with the help of her fiance and three employees present at the local fast-food chain in Atlanta, Georgia. The parents, who noted that the birth was a "Thanksgiving blessing," are calling the healthy baby "Nandi Ariyah Moremi Phillips."
The newborn was nicknamed "Little Nugget," a tip of the hat to the fast food chain outlet where the surprising delivery unfolded. According to the DailyMail, Alandria Worthy started feeling contractions around 3 am on Wednesday, November 23. She decided that rather than "pushing for hours" she would wait before heading to the hospital. Soon, at 7.30 am the couple made their way out of the Airbnb they were staying at after the contractions became stronger and quicker.
How 'Little Nugget' was born
On their way to the hospital, Worthy wanted to make a quick bathroom stop. Her fiance Deandra Phillips pulled up to the nearest McDonald's, which is where things escalated. Worthy's water broke unexpectedly and she began screaming from the bathroom stalls calling for her fiance's assistance. "I'm in labor. Somebody get the man in the car," she said alerting the employees, as reported by 11Alive News.
Following the screaming noises coming from the bathroom, General Manager Tunisia Woodward took hold of the situation and said, "I knew to tell my crew; we're having a baby today." Woodward and her two colleagues, Sha'querria Kaigler and Keisha Blue-Murray, jumped into action to help with the delivery. While Kaigler made the 911 call, Blue-Murray fetched Phillips, who rushed inside the McDonald's and found the mother-to-be on "the toilet screaming."
"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," Phillips said as he recalled the events that took place at the local McDonald's. "I see her head! I see her head!" he said before telling his fiance to keep on pushing. Only three pushes later, "Little Nugget" arrived. "She popped out onto my hand," Phillips said about helping Worthy deliver their own baby. He also referred to the event as "divine intervention."
Upon hearing the news, Steve Akinboro, the owner of the local McDonald's, rewarded the three employees with a $250 gift card for their Thanksgiving celebrations. "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. These three local Atlanta employees are a fantastic example of our crew making a difference for our customers and local communities," said Akinboro.
Both mother and daughter, Nandi Ariyah Moremi Phillips, are in good health. "Life's amazing right now, never would I ever [have] thought I would deliver my own baby," said Worthy. The employees are reportedly planning a baby shower for her at the Atlanta location next week.