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Wednesday
May252011

Korean Air Delivery: The dramatic retelling

It's always been a dream of mine to watch a dramatized reenactment of my life on Japanese television....well, my mom beat me to it. 

As many of you already know, Vicki was in the right place at the right time last November, as a woman traveling from LAX to Seoul went into active labor upon her same flight. Very fortunate for the mother (and all the other anxious airline travelers) that a midwife of 30 years experience and a Masters of Science in Midwifery happened to be sitting close enough to observe the classic labor signs, even as the mother herself was in denial as to what was beginning. Vic took charge of the situation by moving the mother to a secluded area of the plane and calmed everyone down; especially the mother. She prepared for possible complications as best she could, and helped facilitate this mother's ability to give birth - 37,000 feet above the ground.

The whole store is published here. All ended well, with a healthy and happy mother and baby. The news of the Mid-Pacific birth spread, and pretty soon Vic was contacted by a Japanese television program who wanted to interview her about the event. We all thought it was a news program until we watched the finished product; in actually, it is MUCH more interesting than some boring news clip. Prepare yourself for 15 minutes of awkward awesomeness - via Japanese gameshow!

 If Anyone is able to translate this, we would be greatly appreciative!...now for the real story. Here is the short YouTube clip of the actual birth - Baby Born at 37,000 ft