Woman gives birth at airport restroom

WASHINGTON Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:04am EST

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A woman gave birth in a restroom at Baltimore's airport after arriving on a flight, an airport spokesman said on Monday.

The woman gave birth to a boy on Sunday afternoon at Concourse D of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the spokesman said.

Police and emergency medical personnel were called to the restroom and a Maryland Transportation Authority police officer assisted at the birth, he said.

The woman and the baby were transported to the Baltimore-Washington Medical Center and are in good condition, a hospital spokesman said.

The woman's identity was being withheld at her request. Other details, such as the origin of the flight, were not immediately available.

(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Greg McCune)

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Comments (6)
Eideard wrote:
So, has the airline charged her for an extra passenger, yet? It would fit their ethical standards.

Nov 29, 2011 11:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
LifePlus30 wrote:
If the woman had given birth on the plane, would she have been required to pay for an extra fare?

Nov 29, 2011 12:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Merlinsoars wrote:
If she had given birth during the flight she should have been charged much more that the cost of a seat.
What about the stupidity of the woman…anyone question her sanity for flying that close to term.
She should have been charged for the paramedics and fire department and the use of the facilities at the airport.

Nov 29, 2011 4:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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