Today, when Dr. Shailaja Vallabhaneni thinks about that day, she is unable to believe it. Using his intelligence, he has delivered the child in a plane flying thousands of feet above the ground.
At that time, he was able to get only scissors, sanitizer, bandage in the plane for delivery. This is probably the first child in India who has opened his eyes in the sky.
However, for this work he got full support from all the passengers who were constantly supplying towels, shawls, pads, diapers and bags to the woman and child after delivery.
During this time, he also got professional help from a plastic surgeon aboard the plane.
“I still don’t believe that I really could do it,” said fetal medicine specialist Shailaja Vallabhaneni at Kaloud Nine Hospital in Bangalore.
Two days ago, in a flight from Delhi to Bangalore, he has delivered a child. She wonders if there was no special arrangement to technically help the doctor in such an emergency during the flight.
She says, “Special basic pregnancy kits should be kept in aircraft for such occasions.” Basic Pregnancy Kit This is different from first aid kit.
What happened during the flight?
Half an hour after take-off of the flight from Delhi, the announcement of the need for a doctor in the aircraft was made.
Doctor Nagraj, who works as a plastic surgeon in Riyadh, came forward to help.
Dr. Shailaja said that she went to the back of the plane thinking that the woman might need her help. She later said that she was told by the flight crew that a woman with 7.5 months old pregnancy needs her help.
At first, Dr. Shailaja felt that it could be a case of miscarriage because the woman was also complaining of stomach ache. But when he was asked if he was getting blood drops from spotting, Vajina, he denied it.
Doctor Shailaja says, “When I looked at the woman’s abdomen, it looked like she was 32 or 34 weeks pregnant. She told me that she had bowel movements. When she came out of the bathroom, I saw blood stains there. ”
After this, Dr. Shailaja went to the bathroom near Mahala where she saw that the child’s head has come out a little bit.
She said that she took the scissors and sterilized it with a sanitizer then she cut the umbilical cord of the baby and used a bandage to cover it. After that, with the help of the clothes that other passengers had put forward to help they cleaned up and made sure the baby was okay.
The doctor explains that next they gave the woman a uterus massage (massage of the uterus). It was indeed a good thing that at that time there were two injections available in the plane. We used them. The woman’s uterus started getting compressed and the blood leakage also stopped It was done. The mother took the baby in her lap and fed her milk, which helped the uterus to shrink further.
Dr. Shailaja says that the pilot of the plane Captain Sanjay Mishra had previously worked in the Indian Air Force.
She says, “He asked if he could land the plane in Hyderabad for help. But I told him that it was no longer needed because both the baby and the mother were normal.”
But if this was not normal delivery?
Dr. Shailaja admits, that had it not been a normal delivery, they might not have had a way to have a baby in those circumstances.
This is the reason why Dr. Shailaja says that a pregnancy kit must be kept in the aircraft.
She says, “I am not saying that the crew should be trained to deliver. But if there is an emergency in the aircraft, then they must have some information about it. ”
“Aircraft should have betadine, little spirit, truth to stitch, medication to stop bleeding, etc. Aviation companies should make the necessary rules for a situation like pregnancy.”
In that case, what became difficult?
Says Dr. Shailaja, “At that time, the use of intelligence came in handy. At that time, I was thinking what to do to save the life of both mother and child. I used whatever I got. I worry about it It was not that the child could also have sepsis because the child could be treated for it later. ”
Doctor Shailaja, who has been practicing medicine for 10 years, has worked as the first woman pathologist. Later she started working as an embryo specialist.
She says, “After getting off the plane, the mother and the child were immediately taken to the hospital for treatment. I have just received information from the doctor who is treating them that both mother and child are healthy.”