Woman Gives Birth Mid-Flight, Names Baby After Airline
A pregnant woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy in the middle of a Jetstar Asia flight from Singapore to Myanmar. Because of this, the mother decided to name her son after the airline company.
In a news report by Singapore's Straits Times, it was stated that the mother was aboard flight 3K583 last Friday on a flight to Yangon, Myanmar. The plane was minutes from landing on their destination when the mother started experiencing cramps. Due to the obvious urgency, the lucky mother was immediately assisted by three doctors on board.
According to the report, as the crew members and the doctors were preparing to move the mother, she gave birth to a baby boy.
Inside Edition picked up on the story as well. According to their news report, the mother's family name is Star. So she aptly named her son, Saw Jet Star, as a tribute to the airline and the crew who assisted her and the baby during the delivery.
Strait Times also said "According to a Jetstar spokesman, the boy's birth was met with a round of applause from the plane's passengers, who were mostly Myanmar nationals."
"Our crew are trained to respond to all kinds of events on our aircraft, and we're proud of the way they assisted with the help of generous doctors onboard to ensure the safe delivery of our youngest ever passenger on a Jetstar Asia flight," said the spokesman in an interview.
The six pounds seven ounce infant and the mother also recognized the crewman named Saw Ler Htu who, according to the airline's Facebook post, "exercised utmost care and concern for the passenger, calling for medical assistance on board the aircraft when required."
Jetstar took the incident positively posting about Saw Jet Star on their Facebook page. Saw Jet was also reunited with the cabin crew who helped the doctors deliver him inside the plane. The reunion was posted on Jetstar's Facebook page as well.
Being the first baby to be born mid-flight aboard Jetstar, they will donate $1,000 worth of baby products to Saw Jet Star and his family, and they will also issue travel vouchers to the doctors onboard who helped deliver the baby safely.
Jetstar reminded expectant mothers that their policy allows women up to 40 weeks to travel on flights not more than four hours and expectant mothers who are more than 28 weeks pregnant are required to present a doctor's certificate allowing them to fly.