- Sep 12, 2008
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Babies never co operate when it comes to birth issues.
How would you have liked to have been in the seat next to this?A woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy aboard a Philippine Airlines flight from Manila to San Francisco on Monday, the airline said in a news release.
Aida Alamillo, a passenger aboard Flight 104, was 35 weeks' pregnant when she went into pre-term labor while in the air. She gave birth at 3:25 p.m. PDT with the assistance of three nurses on board and several cabin crew members led by flight steward Francis Lloyd Lobo, according to the airline.
In her flight incident report, flight purser Antonia Castañeda described the newborn as having "good skin color." She wrote that the baby gave a "loud cry" upon his birth, prompting a cheer from passengers, and shortly thereafter "started to breast feed."
The mother and newborn were met by an ambulance and a team of paramedics upon landing at San Francisco International Airport at 7:27 p.m., an airport spokesman confirmed. They were transported to Mills Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame.
Philippine Airlines' cabin crew are trained in safety procedures, including handling in-flight childbirths.