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2006-09-25 05:19:20 PM
Q: What's 18 inches long and makes a woman scream all night long?

A: Crib-death


/one ticket please
 
2006-09-25 05:19:48 PM
m0ondoggy - Who reads TFA?!

My bad. I won't mention that it also bothers me that the article feels the need to point out the early delivery was unexpected. Who expects an early pregnancy? You can plan for it but I don't think it's ever really "expected".

/wife just gave birth 6 weeks early
//just meaning April
///she wasn't on a plane at the time
 
2006-09-25 05:20:00 PM
sumpinaintright: Who flies at 7 1/2 months pregnant?

www.robertopereztoledo.com

/vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina
 
2006-09-25 05:22:44 PM
Pressurized to several thousand feet causes trouble? Someone please think about those poor babies in Denver.
 
2006-09-25 05:22:57 PM
mobius481: I heard it was Samuel L. and some kid who has like 300 hours on video game flight simulators.


Well, I feel safer with it being Samuel L...but if that kid plays flight simulators anything like I do, it's a miracle they got down without clipping a building.
 
2006-09-25 05:23:24 PM
More to the point, who flies transatlantic at 7 1/2 mo?
 
2006-09-25 05:23:55 PM
My bad. I won't mention that it also bothers me that the article feels the need to point out the early delivery was unexpected. Who expects an early pregnancy? You can plan for it but I don't think it's ever really "expected".

Not to be nit picky but sometimes it is evident that a birth will be early and the doctors will put a woman in position to prolong the pregnancy as long as possible. This can include bedrest (though it is not the only reason bedrest could be recommended).

Come to think of it, I was being nit picky.
 
2006-09-25 05:24:32 PM
I'm SICK of these motherfarkin premature newborns on these motherfarkin planes...
 
2006-09-25 05:24:44 PM
sumpinaintright: My bad. I won't mention that it also bothers me that the article feels the need to point out the early delivery was unexpected. Who expects an early pregnancy? You can plan for it but I don't think it's ever really "expected".


True...I mean, if you're expecting it to be early, and it happens early, doesn't that make it on time?
 
2006-09-25 05:25:39 PM
Oznog: More to the point, who flies transatlantic at 7 1/2 mo?

Someone who flew transatlantic the other way a month earlier, and just wants to get their prego ass home?
 
2006-09-25 05:28:15 PM
IXI Jim IXI


Hmm...learn something new every day. I mean, I knew headlines ABOUT vaginas were popular aroudn here...

Wrong. Farkers can't stand it when crap about Cletus is greenlit.
 
2006-09-25 05:30:07 PM
BTW, British Airways trifecta now in play?
 
2006-09-25 05:30:57 PM
Hender: Wrong. Farkers can't stand it when crap about Cletus is greenlit.

Ahhh...I see, it's a simple miscommunication problem. I was talking about vaginas, and you bring up a twat. :D
 
2006-09-25 05:36:07 PM
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2006-09-25 05:36:30 PM
IXI Jim IXI


Ahhh...I see, it's a simple miscommunication problem. I was talking about vaginas, and you bring up a twat. :D

Po-TAY-to, po-TAH-to... :)
 
2006-09-25 05:37:35 PM
This was one of my favorite episodes of "Growing Pains".

/show me that smile again
 
2006-09-25 05:38:49 PM
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Dear CBC,

This article useless without pictures.

Sincerely,
Your friends at Fark.com

P.S. Of the mom, not the kid. Breastfeeding, that's ok.
 
2006-09-25 05:40:10 PM
this thread has a lot of vagina.
 
2006-09-25 05:41:05 PM
...'n didn't somebody have to come up with a smuggled nail clipper to cut the umbilicus? Or they did just saw it off with a plastic knife from 1st class?

/I want my Swiss Army knife with me wherever I does go.
 
2006-09-25 05:41:58 PM
I wonder if she had acute angina?
 
2006-09-25 05:42:49 PM
Do the needful : Pressurized to several thousand feet causes trouble? Someone please think about those poor babies in Denver.

No joke, Do. Babies born here are often bluish to begin with, and even full-term babies often need extra oxygen to start with. It's not as if every delivery here is a life-or-death struggle, but it's a bit trickier here than it is at sea level. When you add in premature birth with its attendant difficulties with lung development, it can turn into a whole different ball game.

I don't know what folks higher up in the mountains do - but I wouldn't be a bit surprised to learn that the maternity ward in Aspen has elevated the high-altitude birth process to an art form.

I don't mean to overstate the case - I just would not want to be the one facing a premature delivery on an airplane, that's all. The three experiences I've had with early babies in thinner air were exciting enough, and they all took place in hosptials.

/can't imagine what it's like in Peru or some place with even thinner air
 
2006-09-25 05:42:56 PM
The Owl would hit it, the mother I mean. We already know she gives it up!
 
2006-09-25 05:44:14 PM
Transatlantic childbirth diverts plane to Halifax
Last Updated: Monday, September 25, 2006 | 2:50 PM AT
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Rabab Ahmed had not intended to visit Canada, but baby Nadine had her own plans.

The British Airways flight from London to Boston Ahmed was on had to be diverted to Halifax after she gave birth on the plane last Saturday.

"I thought they would be mad or upset," Ahmed said of the passengers, "but everyone was clapping."

Ahmed, 28, was five hours out of London when she developed abdominal pains. Seven-and-a-half-months pregnant with her first child, she wasn't expecting an early arrival.

She had met with her doctor the day before, and even got a note to travel. She had no baby blankets, diaper bag or carriage.

"I had no idea that this was labour," Ahmed told CBC News on Monday, from the IWK Children's Hospital in Halifax.

Ahmed went to talk with a flight attendant, and soon they both realized she was in labour.

The flight attendant announced over the intercom that there was a medical emergency and a doctor was required.

'I was screaming my lungs out'

With the help of the crew, three doctors and a midwife, Ahmed was placed in the back of the plane on a makeshift bed of pillows.

"At that point I didn't care where I was," she said with a laugh. "Of course I was screaming my lungs out."

Ahmed said it wasn't long after her water broke that Nadine was born. The little girl weighed 4 pounds 15 ounces.

Ahmed had been travelling to Boston to join her father, but the pilot diverted to Halifax International Airport so she and her baby could get to the nearest hospital.

Ahmed, who has both American and Egyptian citizenship, said she's never been to Canada before. But since little Nadine is now a Canadian citizen, she said she may be back.
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2006-09-25 05:46:18 PM
potcake: ...'n didn't somebody have to come up with a smuggled nail clipper to cut the umbilicus? Or they did just saw it off with a plastic knife from 1st class?


1) open plane door
2) dangle baby outside plane door
3) close plane door

Voila! One severed umbilical cord! Hell, if you're kinda slow about it, it'll take care of the afterbirth as well.
 
2006-09-25 05:47:28 PM
Cranky Bastard: No joke, Do. Babies born here are often bluish to begin with, and even full-term babies often need extra oxygen to start with. It's not as if every delivery here is a life-or-death struggle, but it's a bit trickier here than it is at sea level. When you add in premature birth with its attendant difficulties with lung development, it can turn into a whole different ball game.

All the pilot had to do is go into a steep dive, and they'd get those great air masks dropping from the ceiling.
 
2006-09-25 05:47:31 PM
Good for her. What would be a funny baby name for her kid in this case?
 
2006-09-25 05:47:59 PM
This thread has moved into 7th place all-time for use of the word "vagina" in a thread not having "vagina" in the headline. I personally recall no other vagina threads which didn't have vagina in the headline at all...but then I don't follow vagina threads the way some follow vagina threads.

...6th
 
2006-09-25 05:48:44 PM
IXI Jim IXI That is a great plan. But I have a feeling you're forgetting something! Just can't place my finger on it.
 
2006-09-25 05:50:20 PM
NightOwl2255: IXI Jim IXI That is a great plan. But I have a feeling you're forgetting something! Just can't place my finger on it.


I didnt' say it was foolproof, and I didn't say it didn't have side effects. I just think that, barring anyone having smuggled a federally-restricted item on board, it was a better idea than gnawing through the cord.
 
2006-09-25 05:51:37 PM
Cool, baby is a Canuck. I think that makes the total population around 9,251 or maybe 52....

We need to breed, I'm doing my best! Friggin rabbits down south are breeding like mad, over 300 million!
 
2006-09-25 05:52:15 PM
I thought a "vagina thread" was connected to the tampon
 
2006-09-25 05:52:51 PM
Cranky Bastard - Wife gave birth 6 weeks (3 lbs. 3 oz.) early in Colorado Springs but we live at 9000 ft. Baby stayed in NICU for just under 1 month then they sent us home with oxygen tanks. Nurses didn't act like it was uncommon. Not sure why I felt the need to share.
 
2006-09-25 05:54:03 PM
so does that mean the baby will have to be processed to become an american citizen?
 
2006-09-25 05:54:59 PM
Cranky Bastard Wow. Cool. I am glad my kids were normal and healthy. It would make it a lot harder to be on Fark if I was picking on my own kids. Well, maybe...
 
2006-09-25 05:55:06 PM
img214.imageshack.us

Boys have a penis. Girls have a vagina.
 
2006-09-25 05:55:27 PM
Sorry, I'm in the no-gnawing section.
 
2006-09-25 05:56:52 PM
I don't follow vagina threads, I just like to poke in on them every now and then.
 
2006-09-25 05:56:57 PM
Shotgun Justice: so does that mean the baby will have to be processed to become an american citizen?

If they landed in Mexico, they could've just thrown the kid in the back of a truck.
 
2006-09-25 05:57:00 PM
Did they hang that inflatable slide out of her cooze?

/knows nuthin bout birthin no motherfarking babies on dis motherfarking plane
 
2006-09-25 05:58:40 PM
Mugato: Did they hang that inflatable slide out of her cooze?


They tried, but after six people slid down the ramp and out the door, they had to put it away.
 
2006-09-25 06:00:18 PM
In the event of a water breaking, your cushion may be used as an absorption device...
 
2006-09-25 06:00:47 PM
They actually threw the baby off the plane for not having a ticket, and only landed because the mother was hysterical and viewed as a terrorist. Luckily the baby landed on Ted Kennedy's fat ass and survived the fall. However Ted Kennedy's fat ass is in the hospital due to unrelated medical issues.
 
2006-09-25 06:02:12 PM
img239.imageshack.us

"Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means a whale's vagina."
 
2006-09-25 06:03:04 PM
sumpinaintright : Cranky Bastard - Wife gave birth 6 weeks (3 lbs. 3 oz.) early in Colorado Springs but we live at 9000 ft. Baby stayed in NICU for just under 1 month then they sent us home with oxygen tanks. Nurses didn't act like it was uncommon.

Wow - that's a really low birth weight!

That's another factor for us up here, all you non-mountainous Farkers. Higher altitudes correlate with lower birth weights, generally.

Our eldest spent three days in the hospital (not NICU, I don't think - she weighed six pounds) and was breathing room air a lot of that time.

Not sure why I felt the need to share

Hey - it's cool! It's another data point; I'm at a little over 5000 feet, and you're at 9000. I don't know what the elevation of Aspen is, but as I said earlier, I bet birth is even more tricky up there.

Best wishes to you and your little one!


So, Farkettes - if your idea of a romantic and charming birth experience is a home birth somewhere in the mountains, you might want to re-think that just a little....

/then again, babies pop out in the Andes all the time
 
2006-09-25 06:05:15 PM
BassPlayinManiac: Luckily the baby landed on Ted Kennedy's fat ass and survived the fall. However Ted Kennedy's fat ass is in the hospital due to unrelated medical issues.


Just as long as he doesn't drive the baby home.
 
2006-09-25 06:06:22 PM
Cranky Bastard: /then again, babies pop out in the Andes all the time


Just be careful that it's not on a plane with a bunch of soccer players
 
2006-09-25 06:08:44 PM
Pilot Inspektor.

/ala Jason Lee
 
2006-09-25 06:13:41 PM
IXI Jim IXI : Just be careful that it's not on a plane with a bunch of soccer players

*DING*

IXI Jim IXI
wins the Internet!

/thank you all for playing
 
2006-09-25 06:14:19 PM
Placentas on a plane?

I AM SICK AND TIRED OF THESE MOTHERFARKING PLACENTAS ON MY MOTHERFARKING PLANE!
 
2006-09-25 06:24:21 PM
rob.d


We need to breed, I'm doing my best! Friggin rabbits down south are breeding like mad, over 300 million

I think that has more to do with the fact that although our landmass is larger, they have more habitable living space.
well, i'm not saying that iqualit or tuktoyuktuk aren't habitable, i just don't know who the hell would want to live there over say.. california.
 
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