Parmajit Kaur, who was 34 weeks pregnant, gave birth prematurely on a return flight to Australia from India where she had been visiting family. A spokesman for Darwin Airport said "She was fortunate enough to have doctors on board the flight."
Happy Valley GP Judith Hamel said "I got the operative end, one got the comforting end, the 'breathe, breathe, breathe' end, and the other got the looking-after-the-baby end." She said it was a smooth, "fun" birth.
The mother and baby are in Royal Darwin Hospital and are doing well, despite the baby being six weeks early. The father, Jagdar Jagdar, had tears in his eyes as he said he had been "feeling very, very worried" but that everything turned out well.