Friday, March 20

I'm not sure how this happens...

I came across this article about a woman who gave birth on an international flight from Samoa and New Zealand. Apparently, the woman initially abandoned the baby and then tried to come back for the baby. Both mom and baby are now together and are both doing well in the hospital.

The article states that the "New Zealand Press Association quoted an unnamed Auckland Airport staffer saying it was not known if other passengers and crew on the Pacific Blue flight from Samoa noticed the woman was in labor."

Now, just a few weeks ago, I witnessed the labor and delivery process. It's kind of loud and kind of messy. It's something that you would notice if it were going on around you. How could the other passengers and crew not know that this lady was having a baby? One would think that somebody would have seen or heard something.

I'm also not sure how you can leave a baby behind on the plane. It's not quite like forgetting your book in the seat pocket. Again, one would think that somebody would have said to the much-less-pregnant looking woman, "hey, ma'am, I think you're forgetting something."

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