He gave birth to a healthy son while flying from Paris to New York and Dr. Hemal was involved. helping. Fortunately, even he was urologist, it wasn’t his first delivery, at Wake Forest School of Medicine, Hemal had previously delivered seven babies. Onboard the plane was another doctor too, a female paediatrician. All they had by way of tools was the plane’s scarce medical kit An emergency landing would have required a two-hour diversion to a US military base in the Azores Islands.
Doctors and the mother with the new born
Instead, the crew moved Ogundipe to first class, which had fewer passengers and more space. “They did everything a doctor or midwife would have done if I was in the labor room in the hospital. Even better, if you ask me,” the woman in labor said to media later. The new born boy was named Jake. Air France provided Dr. Hemal a bottle of champagne and a travel voucher as a thank you for his medical services. Toyin Ogundipe is a banker who lives between the US and Nigeria. She was traveling with her four-year-old daughter Amy. She’s now recovering with family in New Jersey.