Read this story in the Boston Herald and wanted to share.
A Ugandan woman who went into labor on a Northwest Airlines international flight to Boston gave birth to a “beautiful” baby girl this morning on the nearly packed 757 from Amsterdam.
“It was wonderful,” said Dr. Paresh Thakker, a Methuen doctor who helped deliver the 6-pound baby at about 9 a.m. on board Northwest Flight 59. “Happy New Year for everybody in the family.”
The baby, named Sasha, was born somewhere over the Canadian airspace to a Ugandan citizen, said Massport spokesman Phil Orlandella. The woman was 8 months pregnant and was traveling with her toddler daughter and a friend, according to Thakker and passengers.
The story adds that Dr. Thakker was assisted by Minnesota radiation oncologist, Dr. Natarajan Raman.
The crew asked if they should land the plane but Thakker said the baby’s head was already coming out. A radiation oncologist from Minnesota, Dr. Natarajan Raman, was by his side.
Raman, who hadn’t delivered a baby in over 20 years, said the mother was in an advanced stage of labor. The captain wanted to know if he should make an emergency landing. “We said, ‘By the time you land, the baby will be out,”’ Raman said.
Congrats Dr. Thakker and Dr. Raman. I wonder what’ll be Sasha’s citizenship? Read the entire story here.