U of M Grad Delivers Baby on International Flight – The Good News [VIDEO]
It happened on a flight from Paris to New York in December.
Sij Hemal, who studied biomechanical engineering at the University of Michigan and practices medicine at Cleveland Clinic, was off-duty on the flight when 41-year-old Toyin Ogundipe went into labor with her second child.
Hemal had just attended a friend's wedding in India and was hoping to have a drink and take a nap during the flight, which at the time, was just over Greenland. Luckily, he hadn't had that drink yet.
They moved the mother into first class and the 2012 U of M graduate told the pilot NOT to divert the flight, which would've added an extra two hours to the flight. They were going to deliver the baby on the plane.
Hemal, along with a female pediatrician who was on the flight, succesfully delivered a baby boy named Jake. When they got to New York, Toyin and her newborn son were taken to a local hospital to be checked out. She was released later in the day.
Way to be calm, cool and collected, Sij! GO BLUE!