What happens to the baby if a woman is born on a plane?
It is not something that happens every day. It's not so common, but here it happens. About 60 babies are born in heaven and are therefore called "Born in heaven", or "Born in the air".
The plane is not the delivery room that expectant mothers dream of, but what if the labor pains come prematurely and perhaps at the most inopportune moment?
It depends on the staff and it is their decision an emergency reduction is needed
Almost all airlines have rules that do not allow women to fly from the 38th week to 30 days before birth. However, when the water bursts in the air, the staff does not have much choice. First of all, no flight attendant or other staff member is trained to look after babies. If there is no possibility of an emergency landing, the aircraft must proceed to its destination.
In case of flight continuation, it is asked if there is a doctor on board. If so, the problem was solved. If not, the flight attendant takes on the role of host midwife.
Once the baby is born, there are several airlines and states that have different rules for citizenship. Secure has the citizenship of the parents. But there are other possibilities. The child can also obtain the citizenship of the state where the plane was at the time of birth.
For example, if a child is born within US territory, even in the air, he or she is eligible for US citizenship. But if it arises on British territory, it does not have that right.
Some agencies offer free tickets for the child
There are rumors that if a child is born on a plane, the airline entitles him to travel for free for life. Yes this unfortunately is not true in every case. There is only one boy born on an Indian airline and one girl born on an Egyptian airline.
The aircraft can be named after a child
In 2019, a JetBlue flight had an extra passenger. The plane was renamed "Born to be Blue".
A girl born on a Chick-fli-A-flight was provided with food forever and also a secure job for the day she reached adulthood.
However, giving birth in the air is not as fun as it may seem. It can be dangerous for the baby's health, as the pressure of air and oxygen also changes with the climb. So the child may have trouble breathing. Then there are the necessary, sterile staffs and tools.