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Passenger goes into labour on Saudi flight

Filipino woman began experiencing abdominal pain and contractions on Saudia flight

Passenger goes into labour on Saudi flight
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A pregnant Filipino woman went into labour while on a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight to Manila last week, according to a report by the Philippine News Agency (PNA).

The 32 year-old woman began experiencing abdominal pain and contractions while on the flight to Manila last Wednesday, the report said.

"She was seen inside the aircraft lying on the floor, being attended by two passenger nurses," Patria Pacquing, a medical officer from Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), was quoted as saying.

A medical team met the passenger at the gate at Manila International Airport when the flight landed and an ambulance rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she safely gave birth to her baby.

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