BA Flight Makes Unexpected Delivery

A BA flight from London to Boston made a rather unexpected delivery yesterday as one of its passengers gave birth to a healthy baby mid-flight.

Shortly after take off on Saturday night, one of the BA flight’s female passengers began to experience discomfort and then went into labour. The crew, trained in medical birthing procedures, helped to deliver the baby with the aid of two medical students who were on board.

The flight was diverted to Halifax in Nova Scotia where the woman and baby were taken to a medical centre. The baby was born 6 weeks premature.
Although flight crews are trained to deal with such eventualities, passengers are encouraged to avoid flying after 36 weeks, making this a rare occurrence.

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I'm just your run of the mill African, have been a journalist since I graduated, I lived in Asia for 4 years, travelled Central and S America for a year and spent the last year travelling USA and Canada. I make my millions writing and painting. Likes: The thing I like best in all the world is 'The Muffin' (my own personal Canuck!), my coffee machine, Canada, Music, nature and small children with candy. Dislikes: George Bush, Violence, TV, Botox, Celery (its from the devil), Pollution, people who throw trash out their car windows and George Bush.

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