Woman gives birth at airport

Nov. 28, 2011 at 12:50 PM

GLEN BURNIE, Md., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A spokesman for a Maryland airport said a woman gave birth on the floor of a concourse restroom shortly after exiting a plane that had just landed.

Jonathan Dean, a spokesman for Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, said police and firefighters responded to the call about a woman in labor about 2:20 p.m. Sunday and the woman gave birth on a bathroom floor with the help of an officer, The Baltimore Sun reported Monday.

The unidentified mother and newborn boy were taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie where the child was said to be healthy, Dean said.

Dean said the child was the first baby he could recall being born at the airport.

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