Woman Gives Birth on Southwest Airlines Flight

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A woman gave birth during a Southwest Airlines flight on Tuesday morning.

Flight number 623 left SFO at 6:24 a.m. bound for Sky Harbor International, but was diverted to LAX after a woman went into labor just after the plane had taken off. CBS SF reports

“Luckily a nurse and doctor were on board,” Emily Samuels of Southwest Airlines told KCBS. “I can’t comment on their condition because I’m not a medical professional, but it was a pretty exiting day.”

“They’ll certainly have a story to tell,” said Samuels.

 Southwest recommends that women don’t fly after their 38th week of pregnancy