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Southwest Plane From San Francisco Diverted To Los Angeles After Baby Is Born Mid-Flight

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A flight out of San Francisco bound for Phoenix got diverted to LAX this morning when a woman gave birth to a baby mid-flight.

For better or for worse, it sounds like it all happened pretty fast: the woman gave birth "slightly" after takeoff, which was at 6:24 a.m., Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Emily Samuels told KTLA. Luckily, there was a nurse and doctor aboard who pitched in.

Baby and mom were doing fine when they landed at 7:38 a.m. The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics were on hand to offer medical aid before transporting the pair to a hospital. The rest of the 111 passengers faced a two and a half hour delay before continuing on to Phoenix.