Mom Gives Birth at Charlotte Airport Her Water Breaks Midflight!

A 20-minute layover turned into a longer stay after a Florida mom’s water broke while on her way to visit family for Thanksgiving. 

Nereida Araujo was headed to Pennsylvania with her two children and husband when her water broke during her first flight.

“I was sleeping and I felt like a pop in my lower back,” Araujo told WSOCTV.COM. “I just felt like liquid and I woke my husband up.”

Thankfully the pilots landed the plane quickly and first responders were waiting.  Within minutes the healthy baby girl had made her debut in the terminal.

Mother delivers baby girl at Charlotte airport

As expected, the newborn was given a fitting name for her story – Lizyana Sky Taylor.

Mother delivers baby girl at Charlotte airport

While they didn’t make it for Thanksgiving, the family planned to continue their journey when mom and baby were released on Friday.


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Lisa Arneill

Mom of 2 boys and founder of and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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  • Good to read little girl healthy. I think there are always on air ports they make sure of every bit ready for emergency. Very happy after seeing both mother and daughter are fine.

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