Francis Mendoza, Filipino Nurse Helps Deliver Baby On International Flight

A Facebook post went viral about a Filipino nurse who helped deliver a healthy baby boy in the middle of a flight on Tuesday (July 9).

“Many people think that what I did was a heroic act. But I only did what a nurse should do when they are in a situation like this,” according to Francis Dominic Mendoza, 25 years old.

Francis was on a flight en route to Manila. He was on his way home after working as a nurse in Ireland for a year.

He noticed a commotion after a pregnant woman, 37 weeks in, went into labor. There was no medical doctor on the plane, so they had to improvise medical tools and prepared the first aid kit.

The delivery was successful. The flight had to make an emergency landing in Thailand to makes sure the mother and her son are in a safe condition.

“I have never been so happy and fulfilled as a nurse! Assisting this woman who bravely delivered a healthy baby boy inside the plane while we were in the middle of the flight was just so AMAZING. Nothing more!” according to Francis.—AAC

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