Woman Gives Birth in Baltimore Airport Restroom

A female holiday traveler gave birth to a healthy baby boy Sunday afternoon – what made the event newsworthy is that it took place just after the woman stepped off her plane at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BMI) and headed to a Concourse D restroom.

A Maryland transit cop presided over the newborn’s arrival, after which mother and son were bundled off to the hospital. Both are said to be in good condition, but their identities are being withheld at the woman’s request.

More Babies Born on Planes

This is hardly the first time a baby has been born to an air traveler, but anecdotal evidence suggests births are much more likely to occur on planes that in airport restrooms.

How Old Should a Child Be to Fly Alone?

Earlier this year, a baby boy was born on a Philippine Airlines flight from Manila to San Francisco, and another baby boy made his debut appearance on an Alitalia flight from Milan to Paris.

U.S. airlines have seen their share of births, too, including the baby born in the aisle of a Southwest plane heading to Salt Lake in 2009 (and yes, that one was a boy, too).


Published: November 29, 2011