A British doctor who helped a Vietnamese woman deliver her child during a flight last week visited the mother and son at a hospital in Da Nang on Monday.
Julia Fiona Sutton was accompanied by four flight attendants of Jetstar Pacific, who were on the flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang on March 4.
They helped Nguyen Thi Ngoc Nga give birth to a healthy baby boy. Nga went into labor around 45 minutes into the 70-minute flight.
The 26-year-old mother said she is a factory worker in Binh Duong and was returning to her hometown for delivery, expected on March 26.
At the Da Nang Hospital for Women and Children, Sutton and Nga shared emotional moments.
“I can't thank her enough. She was there at the moment I needed her the most and helped me deliver my baby,” Nga said.
“I was in pain but still remember that the foreign doctor hold my hand and encouraged me to deliver the child,” she said.
Sutton, who is visiting Vietnam as a tourist for the first time, said Nga is a brave mother.
After getting off the plane, Nga was taken to the hospital while the doctor continued her trip to Da Nang's nearby ancient town of Hoi An.
The doctor said she was eager to see Nga and her son again.
During the visit, Jetstar Pacific representatives said the child, named Duong Nguyen Bao Phuc, can take its flights for free until he reaches 20.