Toyin Ogundipe: 41-Year-Old Nigerian Banker Gave Birth Inside Plane En route New York [Photos]

Nigerian Banker Gave Birth Inside Plane
Dr. Hemal, Ogundipe and the baby

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A 41-year-old Nigerian banker identified as Toyin Ogundipe, gave birth inside a plane en route New York. She gave birth to a baby boy mid-air about 35,000 feet above sea level and four hours away from the her destination. The mother of two who lives in the UK, was helped by a passenger, Dr. Sij Hemal, 27. He helped her give birth on December, 17, 2017. The baby was then named Jake after a 30-minute labour.

Hemal a second-year urology resident at Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, said:

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“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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When asked what his biggest fear was, Hemal said his biggest fear was that the mother could die from bleeding or shock after birth.

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He had recommended to the pilot that they continue to JFK International Airport, still four hours away, since an emergency landing would require a two-hour diversion to a U.S. military base in the Azores Islands.

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Toyin Ogundipe: Nigerian Banker Gave Birth Inside Plane En route New York

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