NEW DELHI: A pregnant woman who was due in October was not expecting to give birth while she was flying from Dubai to the Philippines. But as luck would have it, she gave birth to a premature but healthy baby mid-air, forcing the plane to carry out an emergency landing in Hyderabad.
This entire incident was shared on Facebook by a fellow passenger named Missy Berberabe Umandal. In her post she said that the airline, Cebu Pacific Air, in which this incident took place, has given 1,000,000 Get Go Points which would pay for almost all of the air trips the baby girl would go on to take in her lifetime. “She could be living in the plane if she wished,” Berberabe said in the post.
The mother’s due delivery date was two months ahead. And the sudden contractions while she was flying in the plane, left everyone aghast and the flight attendants also panicked. Luckily, there were a couple of nurses on board with whose help, the baby was safely delivered. The flight attendants had quickly turned the cabin into a makeshift delivery room.
“We only heard one semi-loud screech, and a few seconds later, there were tinier, cute screeches, and it was when we knew the baby was born,” her Facebook post read. ” This is something you don’t get to see everyday. It only happens in movies, and we’re lucky to witness this miracle,” Berberabe added.
There were a few mothers with infants on board too and they had bags full of baby clothes and accessories, which obviously helped.
She also posted a picture of the newborn wrapped in the blanket and resting in the arms of her mother.