Flight crews have alot on their minds these days. Terrorism has made even short flights an anxious affair. The crew of a British Airways flight from London to Boston may have been well trained in case of trouble, but they never thought they’d have to deliver a baby.
Five hours into the flight, a pregnant women showed signs of discomfort. The crew thought she was nervous about flying. And, then the labor pains began. She was a little over 7 months pregnant, so this was unexpected.
On board the flight were two medical students. The medical students and the flight attendants helped the woman through delivery. Baby Nadine was born before the pilot could land at an airport in Halifax, Canada.
A wheel chair and incubator were on hand as the plane landed. Mother and baby were rushed to the airport’s medical facility.