A woman from Utah suddenly began giving birth in the middle of the trip.
Lavinia Mona was traveling from Salt Lake City to Honolulu when the birth began suddenly. Then she gave birth to her son Raymond Manga at 29 weeks of her pregnancy.
The plane was in the middle of the Pacific Ocean when someone suddenly called for medical help among the passengers.
Coincidentally, there was a doctor and three nurses on board. Dr. Dale Glenn, Nurses Lanny Bamfield, Amanda Beding, and Mimi Ho came to the rescue of Lavinia and her son quickly.
I went to see what had happened, and then I saw that she was carrying a baby in her arms. Bamfield said he was too young, according to NBC News.
Without medical equipment to treat a premature baby, the doctor and the nurses used some shoelaces to tie and cut the umbilical cord.
They had to be creative, and so they also used Apple Watch to measure the child’s heart rate.
Thus the team of doctors and nurses managed to keep the baby stable for three hours until the plane finally landed.
Glenn said: – I sat for the minute countdown on my watch to count how long it had taken since we were in the air, how long we could take the baby to the hospital.
The event was also filmed and posted on TikTok. It spread quickly, and is now seen more than 14 million times on social media.
Julia Hansen, who was on board the plane, posted the video clip showing the birth announcement on board.
I told Washington Post The situation initially led to some turbulence, but at the end of the journey the passengers took it more calmly.
Hansen also said that Lavinia and her son were taken overseas before the other passengers could leave the plane.
On the plane that the plane landed in, Lavinia and her son were transported by health workers to the Capiolani Health Center for Women and Children. The doctor and the nurses who took care of the woman on the plane met the mother and baby a few days later.
– We all started crying. The family called us and said we are all aunts to the baby. One of the nurses, he, according to CBN News, said it was nice to see them.
Lavinia said the accident was overwhelming, but adds that she was very lucky to have a doctor and three nurses who could help her and her baby on board.