A 41-year-old Nigerian banker identified as Toyin Ogundipe, was reportedly delivered of a baby boy mid-air about 35,000 feet above sea level and four hours away from the destination aboard an Air France flight.
According to report, the mother of two who lives in the UK had gone into labour a week earlier than her delivery date, and was in childbirth pains and having contractions about 10 minutes apart.
The baby, who was named Jake, was delivered after a 30-minute labour, Mailonline states.
A second-year urology resident, Dr. Sij Hemal, who was also a passenger in the plane, helped with the delivery of the baby half-way through an eight-hour flight from Paris to New York.
Dr. Hemal, who spoke to Mailonline, said he was just glad everything went smoothly and was relieved it all happened before he’d had any champagne.
He said, “We’re trained to stay calm and think clearly in emergency situations. I just tried to think ahead to what might go wrong and come up with a creative solution.”