Lavinia Munga from Utah, in the USA, went with her family on a long-awaited vacation to Hawaii. But she did not count on the fact that their family would increase by one more person on this flight.
Getting on the plane, the woman did not suspect about pregnancy, and in the middle of the way she began to have contractions. There were people on board who work in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.
«Lavinia had no idea that she was carrying a child under her heart. She was in shock, as was our whole family,» says the sister of the woman in labor.
In the middle of the flight, a request for help sounded over the loudspeaker, which one of the passengers needs. Fortunately, three women who worked in the neonatal intensive care unit were on the plane. The girls immediately went to help, according to the New York Post.
I think that the woman was very lucky that there were specialists on board who were able to help her. It’s a good team effort,» says Dr. Dale Glen, who was also flying to Hawaii at the time.
To tie the baby’s umbilical cord, the doctor and nurses used a cord, and to warm up the baby, they used bottles that were heated in a microwave oven.
Apple Watch came in handy for heart rate monitoring. Thus, the baby’s condition was monitored for 3 hours.
Upon landing, the newly-made mom and her child were sent to a medical clinic.