Here’s a heartwarming story that becomes weirder the longer you think about it: a Turkish Airline jet crew helped a woman give birth mid-flight, and posed for selfies with the brand new bub minutes later.

Nafi Diaby, who was 28 weeks pregnant, suddenly went into labour during a flight from Conakry, Guinea to Ougadougou, Burkina Faso.

A cabin crew member saw that Diaby was suffering child-birth pains and stepped in to help, the airline said in a statement, with a number of the staff eventually delivering a little baby girl at 12,800 metres. (The Guardian reports that some passengers on the plane also assisted.)

The mother and bub, named Kadiju, were transported to hospital after the plane landed in Ougadougou. They are both reportedly tired but in good health.

Here’s where it gets weird. A bunch of the cabin crew – plus the captain to boot – took a group photo with the exhausted mother, which seems like exactly the last thing you’d want after pushing a baby out of your body, sans pain relief.

Cabin Crew Help Deliver Baby Mid-Flight, Immediately Steal It For Selfies

And there were more photos – all supplied by the airline.

Cabin Crew Help Deliver Baby Mid-Flight, Immediately Steal It For Selfies

And just how quickly did they manage to mock this one up?

Cabin Crew Help Deliver Baby Mid-Flight, Immediately Steal It For Selfies

Eh, all’s well that end’s well, and both mum and bub are healthy.

The only tricky thing now is determining what nationality baby Kadiju claims. Diaby’s nationality has not been made public, but the United Nations considered a baby born-mid flight to be classified as having been born in the country where the plane was registered, according to The Telegraph – in this case, Turkey. TBD.

Photo: Supplied.