Sunday, 4 May 2014

Nigerian Woman Who Gave Birth At 36,000ft Aboard British Airways Plane Pictured

A British Airways flight from Abuja to London has had to make an emergency landing on the Spanish island of Palme de Mallorce, after a Nigerian woman, Mrs Ujunwa Eneh Ozeh who was only 26 weeks pregnant went into labour at 36,000 feet while flying to London Heathrow gave birth in business class

According to Mail Online, the pilot of the British Airways flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Palme de Mallorce, in the Balearic Islands, where the mother and baby, who has been called Michael, were rushed to the island’s Son Espases hospital.Continue..
 While Mrs Ozeh will be discharged on Monday, Michael is currently in the intensive care unit and will remain in hospital until August, around his original due date, so he can develop properly. Mrs Ozeh said: 

‘I don’t have any other option than to stay here on the island. My baby needs me to just hang in there for him until it is safe for him to come home with me.’
The mother-of-two was travelling with her one-year-old daughter Nnedinma and was planning to catch a connecting flight from London to Washington, USA, where she was taking the little girl for vacation.

Nnedinma was born in the United States but Mrs Ozeh is insistent she was not returning to the USA to have Micheal. She said: 
‘I was going for the summer, Michael was not due until August, there is no way I would be able to stay in the United States until August. I had a return ticket to Nigeria booked for May 28, so I intended to stay for a few weeks and then go home.’

When her water broke, fellow passengers alerted the cabin crew who put out a call for doctors over the intercom. A female doctor, currently unidentified, was onboard and able to oversee the birth with the help of flight crew, who are trained in birthing procedures.

Mrs Ozeh said: ‘I just wasn’t thinking that I could be in labour, I couldn’t imagine it. When the doctor told me that the baby was coming I went into total shock, I can’t really remember, I wasn’t able to think clearly.’

Once the plane had touched down, mother and baby were raced to hospital where they are stable.

Mrs Ozeh said: ‘I am fine and healthy and the doctor said that Michael is doing pretty well, that it’s looking good and he is trying to survive.’

Her husband, Kaycee Ozeh, a local businessman in Nigeria, is now scurrying to get a visa so he can travel to be with his wife and children. Mrs Ozeh said she had never thought the baby would come so early, or would not have attempted travelling.

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