IN PICS: Baby boy born aboard Delhi-Bengaluru IndiGo flight
The baby boy and the mother are said to be doing fineTwitter

IN PICS: Baby boy born aboard Delhi-Bengaluru IndiGo flight

The baby was delivered prematurely on flight 6E 122 at around 6 on Wednesday evening with the help of cabin crew members

A pre-mature baby boy was born mid-air aboard an IndiGo aircraft, enroute from Delhi to Bengaluru on Wednesday evening. The baby was delivered prematurely on flight 6E 122 at around 6 in the evening, with the help of cabin crew.

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Both the baby and mother are doing fine.

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A netizen, claiming to have flied on the same flight tweeted that fortunately doctor a present on flight. He wrote, "Was on @IndiGo6E 6E 122 flight to BLR, woman gives birth mid-indiair, amazing team work of indigo flight attendants. They setup a hospital in minutes and the new born cried mid air. Dr Shailaja Vallabhani was fortunately on this flight!"

A video doing rounds on social media after the landing at Bengaluru airport shows IndiGo's ground crew welcoming the lady and the new born with a round of applause and posters.

The newborn is likely to get free tickets for life as is generally observed. However, IndiGo is yet to confirm it.

 IndiGo's ground crew welcoming the lady and the new born with a round of applause and posters
IndiGo's ground crew welcoming the lady and the new born with a round of applause and postersTwitter
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The birth, which calls for rejoice has also led netizens to question why was a pregant lady allowed to fly. To clarify this, EastMojo checked IndiGo's FAQ's about expectant mothers. Here is what it says:

For normal pregnancies

Expectant mothers may be permitted to fly on IndiGo flights till the end of 36 weeks of pregnancy, provided there are no prior complications.

Fit to Fly certificate from the treating obstetrician, dated not more than 7 days before the date of travel, is required only if the pregnancy is between the 33rd and 36th week.

For multiple (twins, triplets etc.) pregnancies

Expectant mothers may be permitted to fly on IndiGo flights only till the end of 32 weeks of pregnancy.

Fit to Fly certificate from the treating obstetrician, dated not more than 3 days before the date of travel, is required only if the pregnancy is between 28th & 32nd week.

Complicated pregnancies

Expectant mothers shall not be allowed to travel beyond 32 weeks of pregnancy in case of complicated pregnancy.

Fit to Fly certificate from the treating obstetrician, dated not more than 3 days before the date of travel, is required only if the pregnancy is between 28th & 32nd week.

In addition, medical clearance is given by the company doctor who will discuss the case on an individual basis with the passenger’s doctor/or will check all the medical documents of the passenger (pregnant lady) in case treating obstetrician is not contactable.

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