Woman gives birth on flight from Dubai to the Philippines

By Daniel Uria
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PASAY CITY , Philippines, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A woman unexpectedly gave birth on an airplane while flying from Dubai to the Philippines.

Facebook user Missy Berberabe Umandal shared a photo of the mother and her newborn baby girl after the plane was forced to make an emergency landing in India so the child could be delivered.


"Had the most 'NORMAL' flight ever with Cebu Pacific Air. A woman near our seat gave birth to a healthy baby girl, on our flight from Dubai back to [Philippines]," Umandal wrote.

According to Umandal, the woman was not scheduled to give birth until October but began experiencing contractions about five hours into the flight.

Two nurses who happened to be on the flight worked with flight attendants to bring the woman to the front of the plane where she was able to safely deliver the baby before returning to her seat on the plane.

"We only heard one semi-loud screech, and a few seconds later, there were tinier, cute screeches, and it was when we knew the baby was born," Umandal wrote.

Parents of other babies provided the woman with clothes for the newborn before the plane landed in India to ensure the baby was healthy.


Umandal ended her post with a message for the mother wishing her and the newborn well.

"We understand you are resting and giving time to take care of your baby, but we are all hoping for your quick recovery and a lifetime of happiness to your beautiful child!" She wrote.

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