A very pregnant 17-year-old woman named Fatawmatt Kaba was on a flight from South Africa to New York City when her water broke!
While the crew were deciding whether or not to divert the flight, one doctor who was a passenger on board took charge and ended up delivering a very healthy baby boy named Mamel Joella!
Here's how one passenger described it:
“You could see his little umbilical cord still attached. It’s amazing. I didn’t think stuff like that really happened in real life. I thought it was something that happened in TV and movies. I think that the flight crew and everybody involved did a really good job. It was seamless. There was no panic, no sense that there was something wrong. They handled it.”
That is amazing!!! We're not sure what we would have done if we were on the flight! We do know watching that is way better entertainment than most of the movies they usually have on flights!
Apparently the doctor, who was in charge of delivering the baby, was on top of their game!
Here's what the doctor who delivered the baby said:
“It was exhilarating. While there was a lot of discussion whether to divert the flight, she made the decision for us by saying, ‘Push!’ And when we checked, the baby was crowning, and she delivered him in two pushes. He nursed right away. And she was a very strong woman — never cried, never complained. It was amazing.”
How's the little guy doing???
Well, here's what the mama said:
“I’m very happy. I’m fine. He’s fine.”
We're so very glad to hear it!!!
[Image via Wikimedia Commons.]
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