Woman Gives Birth on Trans-Atlantic Flight

On a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Boston, a Ugandan woman gave birth to a healthy baby girl.  They were both fortunate that there were two doctors on board.  As the child was born while in Canadian airspace, she automatically became a Canadian citizen.


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8 1/2 months pregnant? Sounds like she was trying to ensure the baby had US citizenship. Maybe she lied to get on the flight.
And, the article doesn't say anything about it automatically becoming Canadian - that *does* sound like BS.
I can just imagine the experience of the other passengers - I would ask for a refund.
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Hmmm doctors may not be needed but I thought that airlines had rules to stop you flying when heavily pregnant. In order to prevent this kind of situation or having to divert the plane due to a medical emergency, etc.

Or simply to make the flight more pleasant! I had to get a long flight once near a screaming baby which drove me nuts, I can't imagine what it would be like sitting next to someone giving birth! :p
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