A baby is in critical condition after arriving into the world 14 weeks’ early, during a flight from Pennsylvania to Orlando, in the US.

 

According to reports, the baby boy’s family were on their way to a baby shower, when he made his appearance at 26 weeks’ gestation.

 

An eye-witness who shared footage to Twitter praised Southwest Airlines staff, saying they ‘did a great job’ with the birth.

 

 

The plane was diverted to Charleston in South Carolina, and the baby boy – who has been named Jet - was rushed to Medical University Hospital.

 

The tot tipped the scales at just over 2lbs and is being treated in a neonatal facility.

 

A hospital representative gave an update on Jet’s condition, revealing: “Jet was placed on a ventilator and given a medicine called surfactant to help with his breathing.”

 

 

“So far, his blood pressure has been stable, and he is being treated for a possible infection at the time of birth,” the rep added.

 

The spokesperson went on to describe Jet’s ability to battle on without respiratory support for a short period as ‘remarkable’.

 

We’re wishing Jet and his family all the best.

Latest

Trending

Hello Mama!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device as having browsed MummyPages and serve you better content and ads

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.