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Oct. 13, 18 | 9:49 pm

A Filipino woman helped a 20-year-old Indonesian woman deliver her baby at Muscat International Airport in Oman.

The Filipina, together with a Malaysian woman, helped through the delivery process at the airport before the Indonesian mother, identified as Fitri Gusnawati, and her newborn child were transferred to Royal Hospital to receive medical treatment, reported Times of Oman.

“The baby boy was born at 6.30am on Saturday, October 6, and they arrived at the hospital at 8.30am. The mother was between 32 to 35 weeks of pregnancy and her son weighs approximately 2.4kg,” Times of Oman quoted Zubaida Suleiman Al Balushi, maternity unit nurse at the Royal Hospital, as saying.

Gusnawati was on board a Saudi Airline aircraft en route to her home country when she suddenly went into labor mid-flight.

The aircraft was then forced to make an emergency landing at Muscat International Airport wherein Gusnawati gave birth on the floor of the plane galley.

Gusnawati said that she left for Morocco wherein she works as a domestic helper last June, not knowing she was already pregnant at that time.

She left Morocco on Friday, October 5, and said that she is excited to go home to Indonesia to see her husband and show him their newborn baby.

Gusnawati and her child are now safe and comfortable state. The Indonesian mother also thanked all of those who helped her deliver her child.

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