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Passenger delivers baby on Saudi-Manila flight

In an rare and joyful event, a kid was securely delivered on board a flight heading from Saudi Arabia to the Philippines, on account of the convenient nearness and ability of Dr. Jan Saret, an obstetrics and gynecology consultant at Aster Sanad Hospital in Riyadh. Both mother and child are in good health.


According to reports in Saudi Gazette, the plane was cruising at a high altitude when the woman started experiencing labour pains and it was impossible to make an emergency landing. That's when the cabin crew called for help and Dr. Jan Charmaine Almonte-Saret rushed to help the woman in labour.

Dr. Saret works at Aster Sanad Hospital in Riyadh and attempted to stall the delivery until the plane landed. However, she realized any further delay in delivery could lead to complications for the mother and her unborn child. Dr. Saret who has over seven years' experience in Saudi Arabia said, "When it became evident that we would no longer be able to stall the delivery, I made a decision to put the lives of the mother and the baby first. This was the first time for me to deliver a baby under such circumstances but I can confidently say that my work at Aster Sanad, and the spirit of going beyond boundaries to be able to help people in need, encouraged me to save the mother and the baby."

Aster Sanad Hospital is known for improving the lives of people through state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, highly experienced doctors and compassionate care.

While the elated mother who did not anticipate delivering mid-air said, "I didn't plan to have my baby above the clouds, but my contractions were getting worse every minute. I feel so lucky that Dr. Saret was on board. Thanks to her I was able to feel safe throughout this incredible experience."

This is not the first such incident to have taken place. Many babies are born during flights around the globe every year.


Source: khaleejtimes

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