While Mrs Ozeh will be discharged on Monday, Michael is currently in the intensive care unit and will remain in hospital until August, around his original due date, so he can develop properly. Mrs Ozeh said: ‘I don’t have any other option than to stay here on the island. My baby needs me to just hang in there for him until it is safe for him to come home with me.’The mother-of-two was travelling with her one-year-old daughter Nnedinma and was planning to catch a connecting flight from London to Washington, USA, where she was taking the little girl for vacation. SEE MORE AFTER CUT>>>>>
Ujunwa Eneh Ozeh, who turned 31 yesterday, went into labour at 36,000 feet while flying from her home town of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, to London Heathrow, despite only being 26 weeks pregnant. A plane flying from Nigeria to London had to make an emergency landing on a Spanish island when a woman gave birth in business class.The pilot of the British Airways flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Palme de Mallorce, in the Balearic Islands, where the mother and baby, who has been called Michael, were rushed to the island’s Son Espases hospital.
Nnedinma was born in the United States but Mrs Ozeh is insistent she was not retuning the country to have Micheal.
She said: ‘I was going for the summer, Michael was not due until August, there is no way I would be able to stay in the United States until August. I had a return ticket to Nigeria booked for May 28, so I intended to stay for a few weeks and then go home.’
When her water broke, fellow passengers alerted the cabin crew who put out a call for doctors over the intercom. A female doctor, currently unidentified, was onboard and able to oversee the birth with the help of flight crew, who are trained in birthing procedures.