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Are you charged extra

Chiang Khong...
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Are you charged extra


Are you charged extra for haveing a baby while in flight.

just wanted to get your attention

finally a good news story

On local news. On a Southwest flight from Chicago to Boise with stop in Salt lake City a woman had her baby during flight

the FA's helped deliver the baby boy at 30,000 ft. now that is great service from an airline..

Luckly there was a doctor and nurse's on the flight who also helped. the plane made an emergency landing in Denver after the baby was born then preceded on its original flight.

On the news the FA's andf pilot's were just beeming with pride

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"Luckly [sic] there was a doctor and nurse's [sic] on the flight who also helped."

Medical professionals are mere spectators in the birth process, unless something goes wrong such as a breach birth, shoulder dystocia (there's a word for the spelling bee!), or excessive bleeding. We are only there to "catch". Women have been giving birth without assistance for a very long time.

"In most cases it's a qualified medical professional, normally on the ground, who "declares" the death and therefore sets the time and place."

Yes, the declaration of death is considered to be practicing medicine, and you need a license for that. While people may die enroute to the hospital, they aren't officially dead until they are proclaimed dead. While it is possible to cease life prolonging activities, the decision needs to be taken in conference with a duly licensed and authorized professional... or you have exhausted all effort.

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