Woman Doesn't Know She's Pregnant; Ends Up Giving Birth Mid-Flight
We all can agree that pregnancy is an extremely stressful time. The pressure is multiplied by ten when you are confined to a small airplane bathroom to deliver the baby. This is exactly what happened to passenger Lavinia “Lavi” Mounga after she gave birth to a baby boy mid-flight.
The kicker? She didn't even know she was pregnant.
Medical personnel helped deliver a baby while mid-way through a flight to a mother who didn't even know she was pregnant.
The incident happened on a flight from Utah to Hawaii on April 28. Lavi was travelling totally alone, which meant that her husband, Ethan Magelai, had to find out about the birth of his baby after the flight was over. On top of that, he wasn’t even expecting the baby.
“Only being able to make FaceTime calls and sending texts to see him for the moment is hard but trying to stay grateful and bless that he is even here on this Earth in the first place. This birth came as a shock to us both as we had NO idea that she was pregnant”
Lavi found out that she was going to have a baby only after she started having contractions mid-flight.
Fortunately, on board were medical professionals: a doctor from Hawaii and three neo-natal ICU nurses (nurses trained to care for sick and premature infants during the transitional period after birth).
With amazing skills and effort from the impromptu team, the baby boy Raymond Kaimana Wade Kobe Lavaki Mounga was born. The birth was premature as he was only 26-27 weeks. A video uploaded by TikTok user Julia Hansen showing snippets of the atmosphere in that flight has garnered over 11 million views.
It’s the ‘baby being born while we’re above the Pacific Ocean’ for me♬ original sound - Julia Hansen
Lavi and her newly born baby were moved to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu shortly after the plane landed. While the mother has already been discharged, the baby remains at the neonatal intensive care unit and is healthy.
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