Bangladeshi woman gives birth midair on a flight in Saudi Arabia

  • November 5, 2023

A Bangladeshi woman gave birth to a baby aboard a Saudi Arabia domestic flight. The woman, 30, was on a plane flying from Tabuk to Jeddah on Friday when she experienced contractions, Saudi news portal ‘Sabq’ reported.

Two football teams were among the passengers on board, and they were accompanied by medical professionals who assisted in the delivery of the infant through the translation of medical instructions by another traveler until the woman delivered the baby securely. The physicians decided against cutting the umbilical cord until a medical support team at the airport had completed its assessment of the situation. Female Saudi physicians specializing in emergency care were mobilized to provide the essential medical attention to the woman and her infant daughter. Both were transferred to a nearby hospital once their conditions had been confirmed to be stable.