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Woman Delivers Baby Boy At Dubai International Airport

A 37-year-old pregnant Filipina whose baby was overdue by two weeks, had to be deplaned as she went into labour and delivered a baby at the Dubai International Airport Clinic, officials from Dubai Health Authority (DHA) told Gulf News.

The baby boy, named Matteo Fahad, weighing 3.2kg was born to Carmilla Flores, at the International Airport’s Terminal 1 Clinic on May 19.

She was on the plane to Manila flying with Philippine Airlines.

A DHA doctor on duty said that he helped deliver the baby with his bare hands as there was no time for the mother to be taken to the hospital.

The baby’s arrival has given birth to conflicting accounts from DHA and the Dubai Corporation and Ambulance Service (DCAS).

While the mother confirmed on Thursday to Gulf News that the doctor from the DHA did deliver the baby at the airport clinic, a statement on behalf of DCAS claimed that its paramedics delivered the baby before the doctor arrived.


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