Heartwarming moment US radio host Cassiday Proctor gives birth live on air to 'share all aspects of life with listeners'

Martin Coulter
The radio host said it was 'an extension of what [she] does every day': Instagram

A US radio presenter has given birth live on air in a stunt for her show.

Cassiday Proctor, a weekday morning presenter on The Arch station in St Louis, aired her birth by Caesarean section on Tuesday.

The station worked with the hospital where Ms Proctor gave birth for the broadcast.

She told the BBC: "It was amazing to be able to share the most exciting day of my life with our radio listeners.

Ms Proctor poses for the local news cameras (Instagram)

"[Giving birth on air was] an extension of what I already do every day on our radio show [as] I share all aspects of my life with the [listeners]."

The child, who weighed 7lbs 6oz, has been named Jameson after her audience chose the name in a competition last month.

Listeners were offered the choice between "twelve silly names" and twelve names chosen by Ms Proctor and her partner.

She will now take maternity leave from her morning programme.

Listen to the heartwarming moment she gave birth here: