Mother names her baby after airline after being born during flight

Published On: Thursday, November, 8, 2012 12:15 AM
By: Debbie Gross
Baby born during flight
Soon people will carry more than luggage. They will carry the airline’s name.

A woman gave birth on an Emirates flight earlier this month reportedly named her boy after the airline.

The woman was traveling on Emirates from Dubai to Manila when she went into labor early, according reports in the news media. She gave birth on the plane, which was diverted to Ho Chi Min City, the airline said in a statement.

A news website reported that the baby was delivered in the bathroom of the aircraft and that "Two Filipino nurses on the flight jumped from their seats to assist in childbirth in flight." They helped extract amniotic fluid from the baby's mouth, nose and ears.

The mother of the baby was apparently so grateful that she called her baby EK, the code of the Emirates flight.

The mother and baby were taken to a hospital after landing. The mother has been discharged from the hospital, but the baby remains in intensive care, according to reports in the news media.