A Filipino woman and her baby, whose arrival prompted an unscheduled stop in India, will soon be returning home after the infant was deemed fit to travel.
The Filipina, who works in Saudi Arabia, went into labor while flying to the Philippines, causing the flight to make an unscheduled landing at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, India, The Hindu reported.
When the aircraft landed, a team of doctors and nurses from Apollo Cradle, Jubilee Hills arrived to assist the woman, who was at such an advance stage of labor that the team oversaw the delivery while still on the aircraft.
The Filipina was reportedly three weeks away from her due date.
Although the delivery proceeded without complications, as the medical team were unable to carry necessary sharp implements onto the aircraft due to security restrictions, mother and child were taken to hospital in an ambulance.
Dr. Archana Reddy, junior consultant at Apollo Cradle, said the newborn’s condition was monitored at the Newborn Intensive Care unit. The child, a girl, weighed around 3.2 kilograms at birth.
The pediatric team at the hospital confirmed on Monday that mother and child have fully recovered and the baby is now fit to travel.