An Emirati woman gave birth to her baby boy on the floor of an airport in Chicago after prematurely going into labour after getting off a plane from Abu Dhabi, it was reported on Wednesday.
Inam Alghoul and her husband traveled 7,200 miles from their home in the United Arab Emirates after the woman had received clearance from two different physicians to go on vacation 31 weeks into her pregnancy.
But baby Adam, who was due on September 17, came into the world unexpectedly on the floor of the international terminal at O'Hare Airport in Chicago on Wednesday, according to the UK's Daily Mail.
"Too much pain started suddenly and I told him [husband], "I don’t want the luggage. Call an ambulance. I don’t know what’s happening," Mrs Alghoul was quoted as saying in an interview with CBS Chicago.
Brian Bell, of the US Customs and Border Protection and a former paramedic, jumped into action.
The customs agent and a female colleague laid Alghoul down and Adam was born weighing 3lbs 7 ounces.
He and his mom were reportedly rushed to Presence Resurrection Medical Centre, where Adam is expected to remain for a month in a special-care nursery.