(SKY NEWS) — A US couple have welcomed a 9lbs 11oz baby on 9/11 at 9.11pm.
They described the 11 September birth as a “piece of joy” on a day that “still hurts”.
Christina Malone-Brown was delivered via caesarean section at a hospital in Germantown, Tennessee.
When she was born, the doctor reportedly cried a number of times: “Oh my goodness, I’ve got a 9/11, 9/11, 9/11.”
Christina’s mother, Cametrione Malone-Brown, said her baby girl had managed to offer a positive moment on a day overshadowed by the 2001 terror attacks on New York’s World Trade Centre and the Pentagon in Washington, as well as in Pennsylvania.
According to a Facebook post shared by the hospital, Ms Malone-Brown said: “We had emotions and we felt it.
“Then 18 years later on that day 9/11, you find triumph; you find a piece of joy from a day that was so drastic and still hurts.”
A photograph shows the newborn in hospital wearing a blue headband and with wires attached to her torso.
US media reports that Christina is in a good condition and will be able to go home in the next few days.