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Pinoys Show Bayanihan As Woman Gives Birth On Board A PAL Flight From Qatar
PHOTO BY Facebook/Cielo Villaluna
  • A woman gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday while onboard a Philippine Airlines flight from Doha, Qatar to Manila.

    Baby Scarlett Ann was born at 7:20 a.m. on Nov. 20, just two hours and a half before flight PR685 carrying 320 passengers arrived in Manila, PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said. Capt. Rainiel Viola led the flight.

    The plane's cabin crew worked together in handling the inflight birth. Two of the crew members, Merian Buan Ventura and Philip King Aguilar, are registered nurses, while Marc Anthony Cue, Clinton Ros, Ann Claire Reboron, and Scarlett Mercado assisted them.

    Two medical doctors who were on the flight visited the mother, Teresa May Buiza, while she and her child were resting after the delivery. One of the flight attendants, with a pedia's "blessing", breastfed the baby since she is a nursing mother, according to Villaluna.

    Meanwhile, two mothers who were also on board donated clothes for the newborn.


    Teresa decided to name her child after the flight attendants who assisted her in giving birth, Villaluna said. She also gave permission to post the images.

    "Congratulations to our cabin crew who are safety professionals — highly-trained to deal with extraordinary onboard situations. Congratulations to mother and child," she added.

    This story originally appeared on Reportr.world.

    Minor edits have been made by the SmartParenting.com.ph editors.

    Click here for another inspiring story of a flight attendant who breastfed a baby in flight.

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