She became a mother in operation!
Shortly after boarding an international flight earlier this month, an expectant mother was forced to spiral out of control when she unexpectedly went into labor and gave birth on board the plane.
“Yay!” cheered applauding passengers on a Pegasus Airlines plane bound for Marseille, France, from Istanbul as paramedics marched onto the Skybus at Sabiha Gökçen International Airport to help the unidentified woman who had greeted her child just before departure.
Footage of the rapid event showed awestruck aviators craning their necks to catch a glimpse of the spontaneous birth. A generous passenger is seen collecting what appears to be baby clothes from other travelers as gifts for mother and child.
According to reportsAs the flight crew made final preparations for takeoff, the pregnant woman began to experience strong contractions.
Flight attendants administered first aid to the woman before taking her to the back of the plane to give birth.
According to video footage, a paramedic carried the swaddled newborn – whose sounds cannot be heard – out of the plane.
The child was reportedly taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for further treatment.
This bundle of joy is far from the only thing out there in the air.
Then-21-year-old Kendria Rhoden of Hartford, Connecticut, welcomed a baby boy in the clouds on an American Airlines flight from New York to the Dominican Republic in October 2022.
A few weeks later, in December, another woman – who reportedly had no idea she was pregnant – gave birth while traveling from Ecuador to Spain.
She named the baby Maximiliano, in honor of one of the helpful passengers who helped with the safe delivery.
Aside from these back-to-back baby births, plane births are unusual because pregnant women are rarely allowed to fly in the third trimester, according to global residency planning center Best-Citizenships – which notes that this was only the case About 75 babies were born above the birds in the last century.
In fact, medical aviation company MedAire notes that only about one in 26 million passengers is born into friendly skies.
Dr. Paulo Alves, the brand’s global medical director, said Condé Nast Traveler in 2018: “It is not the best place to give birth to your child for many reasons.
“For one thing, the air is thinner, so it’s harder for the baby to breathe,” he said. “From the altitude, it’s like giving birth to a premature baby in Mexico City.”