Monday, April 11, 2011

The Mile High Baby

It was definitely one of the most bizarre things that I've witnessed in my life. A woman delivered a baby on the flight I was in!!!!!

Like how?

This woman was apparently 8 months pregnant. I don't know why she was allowed to fly, don't airlines ask for a certificate of clearance from the doctor? But then, when airlines these days don't even ask for pilots' certificates, why would they bother about a passenger's?

Half an hour after take off, the woman started complaining of "discomfort". Air hostesses started panicking and announcements were made requesting any medical practitioners on board to identify themselves to the cabin crew. Luckily for her, there was a gynaecologist on board!!!!!

The woman was taken to the rear of the aircraft and she delivered a f*&^$#* baby right there!!!! Half an hour before the flight landed. And we didn't hear a scream.

I'm guessing it's not something that happens very frequently.


Amit Gupta said...

wow, that must be something. Lucky, that there was a gynac present in the flight, what an experience he/she might have had, first for him/her too i guess :)

mêlée said...

strengthens the gynaec's CV lol!!

Moonshine said...

just wondering how can any doc give a fake certificate to a patient!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

LOL! thats something you wont forget in a long time! So will the mom who gave birth!

Scarlett said...

@Amit - The gynac was so calm & composed herself, like she routinely delivers babies mid air!

@Melee - Sure does :)

@Moonshine - Does one even require a doc's certificate?

@Moonstruckmoony - Well, we hardly heard anything but yeah, the mom & the doc will forever remember this.