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A Turkish Airlines cabin crew helped deliver a baby girl mid-flight


The crew of a Turkish Airlines flight welcomed a newborn baby girl aboard Friday after the child's mother went into labor mid-flight. 

Shortly after the flight took off from Guinea’s capital, Nafi Diaby, who was 28 weeks pregnant began to have contractions, according to The Guardian

The cabin crew noticed the woman was in pain and stepped up to help her deliver her baby, named Kadiju.

The cabin crew posed for selfies with the infant, who was wrapped in an in-flight blanket. 

Both the mother and the baby were taken to a hospital in the Burkina Faso capital of Ouagadougou upon landing. Officials told The Guardian that the mother and child were both tired but appear to be in good health. 

The airline posted the happy news to its Twitter account on Friday. Photos show the crew gathered around Diaby as she holds her newborn daughter.

Turkish Airlines notes on its website that women in their 28th week of pregnancy or later must obtain a doctor's note confirming they are safe to fly. 

Expectant mothers are typically able to travel with most airlines until they are 36 weeks pregnant.

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