‘She was a fighter’ – Woman gives birth in McDonald’s bathroom

Mildred Europa Taylor November 28, 2022
Alandria Worthy and her fiance welcomed their baby last week. Photo via NBC News

An Atlanta woman went into labor in a McDonald’s restroom on Wednesday with the help of workers and her fiancé. Alandria Worthy started having contractions around 3 a.m. that day so her fiancé Deandre Phillips decided to rush her to the hospital. 

On their way, the two stopped at the McDonald’s on Fulton Industrial Boulevard because Worth said she wanted to use the bathroom. “I went into the bathroom and my water broke immediately,” Worthy told WXIA. “It was an experience because it happened so fast.”

General manager Tunisia Woodward heard Worthy screaming and went in to help. “I thought they was joking, and I open this door, didn’t see anyone, but I saw feet [under the door].

“I opened, and she was on this toilet lying back, screaming. Then I knew to tell my crew; we’re having a baby today,” Woodward told WXIA.

Sha’querria Kaigler and Keisha Blue-Murray, workers at McDonald’s, also came to help Worthy while calling 911. Phillips realized that his fiancée had taken too long in the bathroom so he entered the bathroom, where he found her in labor.

“She was on the toilet screaming. I was trying to calm her down because she was frantic,” Phillips told WXIA. “I was like ‘just breathe.’ I got her on the floor, and I took off my clothes. 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. She was a fighter.”

In less than 15 minutes after three pushes later, their daughter, who they would later name Nandi Ariyah Moremi Phillips, was born in the McDonald’s restroom.

McDonald’s Little Nugget is the nickname employees at McDonald’s gave the baby. Phillips and his family love it.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: November 28, 2022


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