Woman Gives Birth Mid-Flight to Hawaii, Didn't Know She was Pregnant


A Utah woman got a major surprise on her flight to Hawaii and no it wasn't a lei!

It was a baby!

Brand new mom Lavina Mounga suddenly went into labor halfway through the flight only 29 weeks into her pregnancy.

Fortunately for her, a doctor and three NICU nurses happened to be aboard the flight and leapt into action.

They used shoelaces to cut the umbilical cord, made baby warmers out of microwaved bottles, and measured the child's heart rate with an Apple Watch.

EMT's met Mounga and her new son Raymond at the Honolulu airport to take them to a hospital.

ABC News got word from a hospital spokesperson confirming that Mounga did not know she was pregnant when she boarded the flight.