Nigerian Banker Gives Birth Inside Plane (Photos)

A 41-year-old Nigerian banker identified as Toyin

Ogundipe, aboard an Air France flight, was delivered of a baby boy mid-air about 35,000 feet above sea level and four hours away from.the destination.

The mother of two who lives in the UK  had gone into labour a week earlier than her delivery date, and was in childbirth pains and having contractions about 10 minutes apart.

The baby, who was named Jake, was delivered after a 30-minute.labour, Mailonline states.

A second-year urology resident, Dr. Sij Hemal, who was also a passenger in the plane, helped with the delivery of the baby half-way.through an eight-hour flight from Paris to New York.

Dr. Hemal, who spoke to Mailonline, said he was just glad everything.went smoothly — and was relieved it all happened before he’d had any champagne.

He said, “We’re trained to stay calm and think clearly in emergency.situations. I just tried to think ahead to what might go wrong and.come up with a creative solution.”

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