Is Risk, Love?

@artemeis (4069)
China
October 20, 2015 9:18pm CST
I read an alarming news article on how an advance stage expectant mother-to-be, traveling on a flight bound for U.S. suddenly has an unexpected labor when the airplane was about an hour and a half from landing. Going into labor, she even crowned with the baby's head almost completely out but a doctor on board assisting her was shocked when the laboring mother pushed the head back into her. Even I was shocked with this and when the plane finally landed in San Francisco, the baby was delivered on board without complications and the ambulance prepared before landing took both the mother and her new born to the hospital. What a day on board for all especially the mother of the new born baby? In an interview later at the hospital, it was reported that the reason for that unthinkable feat - to gain U.S. citizenship for her new born baby. What a risk to take? In one perspective, it is an act of love from the mother who went out her way to gain a good advantage start for her child, but as a mother that is one hell of a risk. What do you think? Image courtesy of khunaspix at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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@wiLLmaH (8246)
• Singapore, Singapore
21 Oct 15
I won't risk my baby's life against citizenship. Gosh she is lucky the baby is safe if not for sure she will be facing a court to answer that action.
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@artemeis (4069)
• China
21 Oct 15
My exact thoughts but I'm more concern about the birth complications which may arise from her action here. However, I suppose lady luck was smiling at the both here.
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@LadyDuck (188556)
• Switzerland
21 Oct 15
I think she did something very dangerous. What if he killed her baby just for US citizenship?
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@artemeis (4069)
• China
22 Oct 15
My exact thoughts and as for that I really dread what will develop the fact after if that does happen. She'll probably lived in anguish for the rest of her life where again that is if she's survives the complication ordeal.
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@SIMPLYD (86530)
• Philippines
21 Oct 15
It was indeed a big risk , but i can understand why she has to do that .
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@artemeis (4069)
• China
21 Oct 15
Still with lives at stake, I cannot understand. It is just too costly here.
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@artemeis (4069)
• China
21 Oct 15
@SIMPLYD The mother to be will be at risk of loosing her life if this becomes complicated.
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@SIMPLYD (86530)
• Philippines
21 Oct 15
@artemeis And most of all she risks losing her baby .
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@Tita417 (1237)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Oct 15
That was a great risk pushing the baby back but it turned out okay. I like the story. I may think of having a baby on board going there to get a citizenship what do you think? But wait a minute, I was denied one time when they ask me if I was due. I think they won't let you take the plane when you're about to give birth but this is something really.
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@artemeis (4069)
• China
21 Oct 15
I know for a fact that all pregnancies must be notified at check in and that there must be a doctor's certification to accompany us when we check in. So, I believe the mother could either have lied about her pregnancy stage with falsified certification at check in or it could be a premature birth but I don't think we have anything to say what is what here. So, I will leave it as it is and be contented that both mother and child are well, here (hopefully)
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@Tita417 (1237)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Oct 15
@artemeis Probably that could have been the truth.
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@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
21 Oct 15
It was a great risk and anything could have happened during delivery but lucky for mother and the baby that they survived.
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@artemeis (4069)
• China
21 Oct 15
My exact thoughts here and I hope that others will not follow what she did which could endanger her own life as well.
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@DeborahDiane (24853)
• Laguna Woods, California
21 Oct 15
That was a tremendous risk to take, especially that she pushed the baby back in so it would not be born before it was in the United States. I hope the baby is OK.
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@artemeis (4069)
• China
21 Oct 15
My exact thoughts and if there are complications that arises from there, the mother would not be spared of a life threatening condition. I just hope that others would not ever do such a thing. As there are no further news here, I really do not know what is the condition of the both of them other than they were pretty much alive and well when they were taken to the hospital by the ambulance awaiting at the plane's arrival. I wonder if America could consider citizenship when birth takes place on their airspace. I cannot help recall that movie Air Force One where when the President was finally evacuated into the military cargo plane the call sign was switched to Air Force One Sorry this may be wishful thinking as a result of too much movies.
@BellaChe (33)
• Dege, China
21 Oct 15
Both the mother's and baby's life are much more cherish than citizenship. The behavior doesn't deserve it.
@artemeis (4069)
• China
21 Oct 15
I'm with you here and hope that there will not be such a feat again. This is really very scary and dangerous where both lives can be lost.
@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
22 Oct 15
To me, that is a risk that is too big to take. There are so many things that could have gone wrong.
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@artemeis (4069)
• China
23 Oct 15
My exact thoughts and as you would agree complications during childbirth could endanger the mother as well. This is a very costly decision and deed indeed.
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Oct 15
@artemeis She was just lucky that nothing happened.
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@artemeis (4069)
• China
29 Oct 15
@simone10 I have to agree with you that luck did play a big part here.
@cgalavia (1405)
• Philippines
22 Oct 15
If I'm in her shoes,I wouldn't think of doing it,it's dangerous and I'm after of the baby's condition,she's just lucky the baby went out nothing a complications.We maybe have a different kind of risk to take but I won't take any kind if my baby would be in danger.
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@artemeis (4069)
• China
22 Oct 15
Me neither. I don't really know what's going through her mind but I suppose a miracle did take place for both mother and child to be alive.
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@cgalavia (1405)
• Philippines
22 Oct 15
@artemeis Oh yes,I believe it was also a miracle..God has .always a good plan for verything
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
21 Oct 15
As you said it is risk in perspective of mother. hope you are having a great day my friend.
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@artemeis (4069)
• China
21 Oct 15
Risk here has another side which is a life (the newborn) at stake, her action could just put both her baby and her in life threatening situation. It is simply too big a risk to take in the name of love.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
21 Oct 15
@artemeis I am completely agreeing to you my friend.
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
31 Oct 15
When obstetricians do this it is called the Zavinelli maneuver. I think we must pass on judgment since we don't actually know what really happened, the mother's history, or even what kind of doctor just happened to be on the plane.
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@artemeis (4069)
• China
2 Nov 15
I do agree with you but the maneuver you have mentioned is administered by an expert obstetrician and the doctor on board was against what the mother was doing at that time. He was shocked too. The report was from the mother's account as given by the witnesses of the incident that she did it because of the US citizenship for her baby. So there's no judgment call except to discourage others of doing such a feat which is very risky.
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• Canada
25 Oct 15
Sad that she felt she was willing to take that risk. I think having a healthy baby would be the most important priority.
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@artemeis (4069)
• China
25 Oct 15
A great risk indeed and I cannot imagine how she's going to live if this had turned out disastrously. I've heard accounts how people take risks to have their babies gain U.S. citizenship but this has to be the riskiest of all.
• China
23 Oct 15
It shocks me too.Is the U.S. citizenship more important than baby's life? Incredibly,this mother could actually think of her baby's U.S. citizenship in the throes .
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@artemeis (4069)
• China
24 Oct 15
I believe she's already having this agenda in mind for the baby to the effect of traveling in her advance stage of her pregnancy. I must admit we Chinese are one of the culprits here.
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• Preston, England
22 Oct 15
a dangerous gambit that shows the desperation the mother must have been going through - her timing was impressive given that babies rarely arrive on the exact date doctors predict for their birth.
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@artemeis (4069)
• China
23 Oct 15
Dangerous indeed. Like you I could not help feeling that there was some merciful divine intervention here. I cannot imagine how it would be if everything went wrong from that moment on.
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@Teep11 (7282)
• United States
22 Oct 15
She took a risk. I'm not sure if her doctor advised her not to fly or not. One shouldn't fly close to their expected delivery but labor can happen at anytime. Thank Fod mom and baby are alright.
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@artemeis (4069)
• China
22 Oct 15
Nowadays I learn that there quite a number of expectant mothers who would go all out to obtain that lucrative U.S. citizenship for their newborn but I consider this to be relatively extreme.
@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Oct 15
That was too much of a risk. I'm glad it had a good ending.
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@artemeis (4069)
• China
22 Oct 15
My exact thoughts and pray that they will be out of the hospital and continue with their lives in gratitude.
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@vandana7 (69050)
• India
21 Oct 15
Weird laws of the US. Where they need to control, they don't have any, and where they don't need to control, they have volumes of them. But then so does India. Yes, it is wrong to have something like that. But many people do it.
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@artemeis (4069)
• China
21 Oct 15
I hope no one will take after her and in my perspective it is not love but some selfishness here. Lives at stake and hope so today.
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