On Sunday – Fathers Days – a woman gave birth to a baby girl inside a restroom near Miami airport’s gate D43 after getting off of an American Airlines flight from Chicago.
The mother, traveling with her aunt, gave birth to the baby at 10:30 a.m. The Miami airport carries the 3 letter code MIA, and uses it in its branding. The mother decided to name the girl Mia, which the airport says they’re “honored” by.
The stork was cleared for arrival✈️ today for a special delivery. Meet Mia👶 who was born at the airport this afternoon with help from our Terminal Team, @MiamiDadeFire and @MiamiDadePD. pic.twitter.com/xphdA9nzXH
— Miami Int'l Airport (@iflymia) June 20, 2021
Nearby passengers assisted with the delivery,
My wife & her friend had to clamp the cord & help deliver the placenta. My wife & her friends where on there way to Cozumel to celebrate her birthday. The lady in the white shirt is my wife's sister & the one in the pink is one of her friends.
— Shawn Rogan (@Shrogan) June 21, 2021
In initial reporting there’s no indication that the baby was born significantly prematurely, even if her arrival on Sunday came as a surprise. American’s pregnancy policy is to require a doctor’s certificate attesting to the mother’s fitness to fly for all travel within four weeks of the due date. I suspect this rule was not followed.
How fitting would it be, though, if Mia were to grow up and work at the airport in an operations role? He could say she was so in tune with running the hub since she was literally born there.