Can you imagine giving birth to a baby in a rescue chopper as you are being lifted in a rescue chopper from a flooded village?
That is how Cielo came into this world.
According to CNN reports After weeks of steady rain, a ray of sunlight: A woman gave birth to a healthy baby girl inside a rescue helicopter as she was being lifted from a flooded village in northern Peru, the Peruvian Army said.
Maria Josefa Pingo Sanchez, 20, was rescued from the flooding village and she was heavily pregnant. Her baby came around 3:50 p.m, 15 minutes before the helicopter touched down at a hospital.
The baby was named Cielo, “sky” in Spanish, according to state-run news channel TV Peru.
Mother and baby were lucky. The floods in Peru have claimed the lives of 106 people, government news agency Andina reported. Overall, more than a million people have been affected by the floods: Those include more than 361,981 children and 20,659 pregnant women.
Tenant Col. EP Edward Albuquerque Cordova, who rescued Pingo, said in a video released by the Peruvian Army that she had already been in labor for two days.
In the video, we see a towel draped over Pingo’s knees and belly, and what looks like an army medic helping her through contractions.
“It was time. She wanted to be born midair,” Pingo told Peruvian media at the hospital, grinning.