Woman gives birth on plane back to PH

Posted at 09/14/12 11:26 AM

MANILA, Philippines - A 34-year-old woman gave birth while on board a plane bound for the Philippines.

According to Dr. Cesar Ocampo, medical officer of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), passenger Normina Matampay was on board a Saudi Airlines flight from the Kingdom.

She gave birth to a baby boy while the plane was returning to Manila.

Matampay was assisted by another passenger, Joanne Barcelon, who happens to be a midwife.

The mother and her newborn baby were immediately brought to the San Juan De Dios Hospital upon their arrival in Manila. Report from Zhander Cayabyab, dzMM