Alas, about two hours into the flight her waters broke and she felt the first pangs of labour. She called the stewardess. The captain decided to turn the plane around. It was clear, however, that the big event was going to happen before the plane made it back and they decided to clear the first-class section of the plane, moving passengers back into economy to allow the woman at least some privacy. With the help of a doctor who was travelling on the plane as a passenger, a healthy baby girl was delivered about half an hour before the plane finally made an emergency landing.
The distressed woman was helped from the plane into an ambulance with her newborn baby, clearly upset at the embarrassment and commotion. One of the stewardesses who had assisted the birth, desperately trying to calm her down, said: "Look, love, it could have been much worse. I've got a colleague who was on a packed flight last year. The poor woman on that flight didn't even have any privacy. She gave birth in the aisle in front of all the other passengers."
"I know," sobbed the distressed passenger. "That was me too!"
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