A pregnant woman went into labor and gave birth on a plane in Istanbul just before takeoff.
Footage from earlier this month shows passengers cheering and looking at the mother and paramedics during the birth. according to Daily Mail.
According to the newspaper, the mother suffered unexpected labor pains as the Pegasus Airlines plane was making final preparations for takeoff. The plane was at Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, heading to Marseille, France.
The video shows paramedics walking quickly around the plane to help the woman. One passenger is seen collecting baby clothes from other passengers to give to her mother.
Moments later, a female paramedic was seen carrying a newborn baby wrapped in blue cloth through the plane’s aisle. (Related: ‘Push for my seat!’: Video of heated debate ignites debate over airplane etiquette).
Flight attendants gave the woman initial first aid, the Daily Mail reported, citing local reports. The woman was taken to another part of the aircraft, where doctors assisted her with the birth process.
The baby was taken to the hospital by ambulance, the report said.
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Many babies are born on airplanes.
In February 2022, a woman gave birth to a baby boy on a flight from Ghana to the United States. according to NBC News. A Ghanaian doctor and a former nurse flight attendant on board helped deliver the baby at 34,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean.
According to NBC, the baby was born two hours before the plane landed. The mother and child were picked up by paramedics in Dulles, Virginia.
“We were especially thrilled to see the plane land with one extra beautiful passenger on board,” United Airlines said in a statement, according to the newspaper.