Woman gives birth at Rome's Fiumicino airport

Brazilian woman went into labour while waiting to board at Fiumicino.

A Brazilian woman gave birth to a baby boy in Fiumicino airport after going into labour while about to board a transatlantic flight on the morning of 22 January.

The 38-year-old woman, named in local media as Cristina Vidiani De Jesus Santo, was reportedly in the "final days" of her pregnancy and had landed in Rome earlier that morning on a flight from Madrid.

The drama occurred while she was waiting to check-in for an Alitalia flight to São Paulo in Brazil.

The airport's emergency medical team intervened swiftly, led by Greek doctor Ioanna Galanou, who assisted in the safe arrival of a four-kilo baby named Adrian, born in the transit area near Gate C8.

Mother and baby, both in good health, were transferred immediately to G. B. Grassi hospital in Ostia.

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Woman gives birth at Rome's Fiumicino airport

00054 Fiumicino, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy