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What Happens When You Give Birth In-Flight?

What Happens When You Give Birth In-Flight? Aug 19th, 2013 at 5:00PM: Christian Haugen, Flickr Last week a Royal Air Maroc flight traveling from Casablanca, Morocco to Bologna, Italy was forced to divert to Barcelona when a woman aboard the flight began to give birth. And as it turns out, when a baby decides to come into the world, it could care less if the tray tables are stowed and the seats are in an upright position. The baby was born just before landing. ...

D.C. Metro Staff And Passengers Assist Birth Of 'Metrobaby'

D.C. Metro Staff And Passengers Assist Birth Of 'Metrobaby' Aug 2nd, 2013 at 11:30AM: Joshua Sherurcij D.C. Metro staff and passengers had to come to the rescue when a woman started giving birth in L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station yesterday, the Washington Post reports. Shavonnte Taylor, 23, was on her way to an appointment with her obstetrician when she started having contractions two weeks before her baby was due. She tried to continue her journey but the baby had different ideas....

A Visit To Macy's Santaland

A Visit To Macy's Santaland Dec 16th, 2012 at 10:00AM: This week, in between a visit to the Brazilian consulate to apply for tourism visas, and working on the Gadling family travel gift guide, I decided to make a trip to the North Pole. Or rather, the one on 34th Street, where the most famous department store Santa resides at Macy's Santaland. Visions of David Sedaris dancing in my head, I decided if we were going to do this, I might as well do it...

Gadling Gift Guide: Family Travel With A Lap Child Under 2

Gadling Gift Guide: Family Travel With A Lap Child Under 2 Dec 14th, 2012 at 9:00AM: After many trips around the world with a baby (we'll board our 40th flight next week to Brazil), I've seen all manner of products labeled for travel. Many of them are too bulky, heavy or otherwise impractical when you are already dealing with a squirmy child, diaper bag, carry-on, and stroller, but I've discovered a few things that can make travel easier and collected many of them on Pinterest....

Knocked Up Abroad: Lessons Learned From Traveling With A Baby

Knocked Up Abroad: Lessons Learned From Traveling With A Baby Jul 12th, 2012 at 11:00AM: Long before I became a mother, people told me that the first six months is the easiest time to travel with a baby – before they walk, talk or require children's activities. Others told me to travel as much as possible before you have children, as it's too difficult to go places for the first few years. I can confirm that you don't have to turn in your passport when you have a baby, as my...

Babies and first class: why is this an issue?

Babies and first class: why is this an issue? Mar 12th, 2012 at 3:00PM: Earlier this week, I saw a story about babies and first class air travel posted on Facebook. The Facebook poster asked our own Heather Poole (flight attendant, mother, and new book author!) for her thoughts on the story, and she replied, "I'm fine with babies in first class. Usually they just sleep." Columnist Brett Snyder is a frequent flier and new dad wondering if he should use miles to upgrade...

The Gadling young family travel gift guide

The Gadling young family travel gift guide Dec 2nd, 2011 at 10:00AM: If you are traveling with a baby over the holidays, visiting with children on your next trip, or just hoping to convince a new parent that you don't have to hand in your passport once the new addition arrives, we've compiled a gift guide for families traveling with babies. Traveling light is the best advice you can follow when traveling with a baby (even without a baby, it's just good sense) but...

Knocked up abroad: international travel with a baby

Knocked up abroad: international travel with a baby Nov 15th, 2011 at 10:30AM: This is the third in Knocked Up Abroad's guide to traveling with a baby. Before you go, see tips on planning travel and flying with a baby. So you've decided to travel abroad with your new family addition, well done! You've chosen the best baby-friendly destination, packed light, and even survived the long flight. Now that you're on the ground, possibly recovering from jet lag and hopefully...

Knocked up abroad: flying with a baby

Knocked up abroad: flying with a baby Oct 31st, 2011 at 10:00AM: This is the second in the Knocked Up Abroad series on travel with a baby. Read more here about planning a trip with baby, from choosing a baby-friendly destination to booking an apartment rental. Before traveling with my baby for the first time, I was very nervous and apprehensive. Not about the baby, but about the other passengers. I've flown many times and know full well of The Look that...

Knocked up abroad: planning travel with a baby

Knocked up abroad: planning travel with a baby Oct 25th, 2011 at 9:00AM: Let's get this out of the way: you can travel with a baby. Many new parents feel that once they have a child, their travel days are over, but many parents will tell you that the first six months are the easiest time to travel with a baby. Is it easy? Not exactly, but with enough planning and the right attitude, it's not as hard as you might think. Is it selfish? Probably, but so is most travel....

Knocked up abroad: applying for a baby's passport

Knocked up abroad: applying for a baby's passport Oct 24th, 2011 at 9:00AM: As my new baby girl was born in a foreign country, getting a passport was a necessity for her to even return home to America. Though Vera was born in Turkey, she's an American citizen by virtue of her parents' citizenship and entitled to a US passport. For Americans born outside the country, the US consulate issues a Report of Birth Abroad that acts as an official birth certificate and proof of US...

Video of the Day: Baby eats wasabi

Oct 12th, 2011 at 6:30PM: We've obviously been talking about food a lot this week. Food and travel are always linked, as we remember places as much for their tastes and smells as we do for their sights and sounds. While I'm now an avid traveler, I grew up taking pretty standard vacations to Florida and all-inclusive resorts. As such, I didn't really get to experience ethnic cuisines and challenging tastes until later...

Watching a small village parade in Malta

Watching a small village parade in Malta Sep 10th, 2011 at 3:00PM: I just returned from a week in the small island country of Malta. For our first trip with our nearly two-month old baby, we decided to rent a house outside the village of Xaghra on Malta's smaller island Gozo. Picking us up from the ferry, our landlady explained how the town was gearing up for the national Victory Day holiday on September 8th as well as the village patron saint's feast...

Knocked up abroad: the baby-friendly difference

Knocked up abroad: the baby-friendly difference Jul 29th, 2011 at 11:30AM: Me in Istanbul on Mother's Day, 7 months pregnant, with Dalin baby product mascot Just over two weeks ago, I made the leap from pregnant American in Istanbul to expat with child. My decision to have my first baby in a foreign country has been met with reactions from friends and strangers ranging from surprise and curiosity to outright disapproval. The transition to new parenthood is a...

Knocked up abroad: baby shopping in a foreign country

Knocked up abroad: baby shopping in a foreign country Jun 21st, 2011 at 1:00PM: Knocked up abroad has been on a bit of a hiatus as my travel schedule has slowed and the due date has sped up. Feel free to catch up with posts on pregnancy travel, Turkish superstitions, medical care, and naming children. I'm into the final month of my pregnancy in Istanbul and that means the countdown is on to get stocked up with wee tiny baby things, garishly colored toys and furniture,...

Knocked up abroad: second trimester travel

Knocked up abroad: second trimester travel Apr 27th, 2011 at 11:30AM: Not far along enough for second trimester travel? Read more about pregnancy in a foreign country, Turkish prenatal care, travel in the first trimester,Turkish superstitions, and foreign baby names on Knocked up abroad. A few years ago, before the word staycation foisted itself into the travel lexicon, babymoons were all the rage. A babymoon typically referred to the last getaway for...

Knocked up abroad: foreign baby names in a foreign country

Knocked up abroad: foreign baby names in a foreign country Apr 15th, 2011 at 12:00PM: Just arrived? Read more about pregnancy in a foreign country, Turkish prenatal care, travel in the first trimester, and Turkish superstitions on Knocked up abroad. "Whatever you do, if it's a girl, don't call her Natasha," was the first bit of advice a Turkish friend gave me about having a baby in Istanbul. While a common and inoffensive name in the US and Russia, in Turkey and many other...

Knocked up abroad: Turkish superstitions on pregnancy and children

Knocked up abroad: Turkish superstitions on pregnancy and children Mar 30th, 2011 at 2:00PM: Being pregnant in a foreign country, even as a traveler, gives you a unique perspective into a culture, their beliefs and practices, and values. While I've been in Istanbul, I've found Turkish superstitions to apply to all aspects of life, pregnancy and children no exception. Over the past six months, I've heard a lot of interesting customs and beliefs, some of them wackier than others. Turks love...

Knocked up abroad: getting pregnant in a foreign country

Knocked up abroad: getting pregnant in a foreign country Feb 16th, 2011 at 2:30PM: My first clue that something was different came when I woke up one night on vacation in Kiev at 3am, proceeded to eat 3 slices of toast with caviar spread, went back to bed and woke up a few hours later wondering if they made blueberry muffins in Ukraine (tragicially, they do not). That "time of the month" hadn't happened but flying tends to always mess with your body, so I didn't give it much...

SkyMall Monday: Top 5 Halloween Decorations

SkyMall Monday: Top 5 Halloween Decorations Oct 18th, 2010 at 1:00PM: Can you believe that we're less than two weeks shy of Halloween? It seems like just yesterday that we were saying farewell to summer. But here we are, stocking up on candy, finalizing party plans and coordinating costumes with our friends. There's just one thing that we forgot to do here at SkyMall Monday headquarters: decorate. You can't celebrate Halloween without properly decorating your home....

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