On November 14, a KLM Airbus 330 was en route from Amsterdam to Calgary when flight attendants asked if there was a physician on board.
Fortunately, Erin Sullivan, a first-year resident at Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and former emergency and critical care nurse, was on board and willing to help. So were a handful of nurses and another physician, who went to the cockpit to consult with an obstetrician over the phone.
"As soon as I looked at her, I knew that something was happening," Sullivan told the National Post. "She was pale. She was sweating. She looked frightened."
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Despite the language barrier, the woman in labour was able to communicate that she was six months pregnant.
"I politely asked the flight attendants to clear out business class as fast as they could, and got her positioned between theRead More »from Canadian doctor helps delivery baby on Calgary-bound flight