It must have been pretty scary for 41 year old Toyin Ogundipe on board the airplane from France to New York City. Midway through the flight, she went into labor!
BOOM! In comes TWO doctors here to save the day! Thank God they were all on the same flight! Dr. Sij Hemal and Dr. Susan Shepard, a urologist and a pediatrician, jumped to the aid of Toyin.
The pilot was about to make an emergency landing when Dr. Hemal told him to continue to New York City and that they would deliver the baby on the flight.
The doctors and flight attendants moved Toyin to first class so that she would be more comfortable. I would suggest faking a pregnancy to get into first class..
Eventually, her contractions got to be more frequent and she gave birth to baby boy she names Jake. Toyin commends the two stranger doctors for being so calm and at ease, it really resonated with her.
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