Meet Stephen Ansah-Addo the Ghanaian Doctor who Delivered a Baby Boy Onboard a Plane to US

Meet Stephen Ansah-Addo the Ghanaian Doctor who Delivered a Baby Boy Onboard a Plane to US

  • Dr Stephen Ansah-Addo is a US-based Ghanaian dermatologist at the University of Michigan in the United States of America
  • He helped an expectant mother deliver a healthy baby on board a flight that was bound for Washington Dulles International Airport
  • The incident happened on board United Airlines Flight 997 on Sunday evening, January 30, 2022

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US-resident Ghanaian dermatologist, Dr Stephen Ansah-Addo, became an internet star after he helped safely deliver a bouncing baby boy on board United Airlines Flight 997.

The rare mid-air miracle occurred on Sunday evening, January 30, 2022, two hours before landing.

The plane was transporting an expectant mother and Dr Ansah-Addo from the Kotoka International Airport in Accra to the Washington Dulles International Airport on an 11-hour flight.

New mother and Dr Stephen Ansah-Addo
Meet Stephen Ansah-Addo the Ghanaian Doctor who Delivered a Baby Boy Onboard a Plane. Photo credit: Adobea Anane (Facebook)
Source: UGC

Call to help mid-air

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Dr Ansah-Addo, a dermatology resident at the University of Michigan, heard calls for a healthcare professional when the mother started having contractions.

Download YEN's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with all major Ghana news gathered that she was not expecting to deliver until late February, but the flight was halfway across the Atlantic when she went into labour.

Dr Ansah-Addo jumped into action with assistance from a nurse from Dayton, Ohio, and a United flight attendant who doubles as a nurse.

The team got creative and turned the area behind business class into a labour ward to deliver a healthy baby boy, who showed up crying onboard.

The mother and baby ''are in good health,'' the airline said.

Witness' visuals

Ghanaian media personality, Nancy Adobea Anane, who was on board the flight shared visuals on social media.

Watch the videos below:

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Male Community Nurse Delivers Pregnant Woman in the Middle of Road previously reported that, a male community nurse at Amartey CHIPS in Kwahu District identified as William Otoo, has won the praise of many after he delivered a pregnant woman in labour right in the middle of a road.

In an interview with, William, a past student of the Community Health Nurses Training School at Akim Oda in the Eastern Region shared that he made the decision to deliver the pregnant lady in the middle of the road because both the mother and baby were at risk of dying.

Narrating the whole incident in detail, the young man revealed that, the expecting woman was a client at the Amartey CHIPS in Kwahu District who had underlying health conditions.


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