‘I still can’t believe it happened’: First time mother gives birth to her baby boy at 15,000 feet after going into labour mid-air on the way to the hospital
- A young mother has given birth to her first baby at 15,000 feet in the air
- Alinta was airlifted to Dubbo, about 45 minute flight from her hometown Walgett
- But just 15 minutes into the trip, the mother welcomed her son Alexander
- Alexander is the second baby to be born in the air with Air Ambulance in 10 years
A young mother has given birth to her baby boy at 15,000 feet after going into labour mid-air when she was on her way to her nearest hospital.
Alinta, who lives in Walgett in regional northern New South Wales, was airlifted to a Dubbo hospital, about a 45 minute flight from her hometown.
But just 15 minutes into the trip, the first-time mother was forced to deliver her healthy son Alexander with the help of a midwife via Air Ambulance on June 7.
First time mother Alinta (left with her partner Matt and midwife Matt Thompson) gave birth to her first baby Alexander in the air when she was on her way to her nearest hospital
‘Matt [partner] was a bit concerned, and so [we] got on the air ambulance, and 15 minutes later, gave birth in the air,’ Alinta told Sunrise.
‘It was great, he [Alexander] was awesome, he was the best. [I] had no dramas at all. I was pretty scared because it was the first time I’ve ever been on the plane.
‘I still can’t believe that it’s happened, becoming a mum and going up in the air and pushing out a little bub.
‘Best baby ever, I’m very lucky for a first time mum.’
Just 15 minutes into the flight, the first-time mother welcomed her son Alexander (pictured) in a dramatic birth with the help of a midwife via Air Ambulance on June 7
Alinta, who lives in Walgett in regional northern New South Wales, was airlifted to Dubbo, about a 45 minute flight from her hometown
NSW Air Ambulance midwife Matt Thompson delivered his first ever airplane baby.
‘At 15,000 feet, I was ecstatic putting bub on mum’s chest was really delightful to see, it was a joyous moment and dad was beside himself, he loved it,’ he said.
Alexander has made history after becoming the second baby in 10 years to be born in an airplane with NSW Air Ambulance.