In the wake of the United Airline fiasco, it's nice to see a positive story about an airline going the extra mile for one of its passengers.
Flight attendants are not only there to help hand out snacks and check your lapbelt, they are trained to handle a variety of emergency situations to help keep all passengers on board safe. And for this mother, it's a good thing they are!
Nafi Diaby was 28 weeks pregnant when she boarded the Turkish Airlines flight from Conakry, Guinea to Ouagadougou.
“The cabin crew noticed that a woman passenger named Nafi Diaby, [who was] 28 weeks into her pregnancy, was suffering childbirth pains,” Turkish Airlines said in a statement. “They promptly responded to assist her childbirth during the flight.”
“The lady was in great pain,” flight attendant Bouthayna Inanir said. “And then the baby was on the seat. This was the hardest part. I had to grab the baby. I took her and gave her to the mother.”
In spite of being born 3 months premature and about 42,000 feet in the air, the baby named Kadiju, and her mother were healthy and doing well by the time the plane landed.
After the events, Turkish Airlines posted the birth announcement on Twitter.
Welcome on board Princess! Applause goes to our cabin crew! 👏🏻👶🏽 pic.twitter.com/FFPI16Jqgt— Turkish Airlines (@TurkishAirlines) April 7, 2017
There has been some criticism as to the baby's actual gestation, because the newborn looks closer to full-term than premature. What do you think?
Childbirth can be scary, but can you imagine how this mother felt?