- Lavinia Mounga went into labour while flying to Hawaii on Wednesday, April 28
- Mounga and her husband were not aware that she was pregnant for the three trimesters
- The video of the incident went viral after one of the passengers who was in the plane shared it on Tik Tok
Lavinia Mounga, who hails from Utan, had the surprise of her life after carrying her pregnancy for nine months without her knowledge.
On Wednesday, April 28, the Mounga woman was enjoying a flight to Hawaii with her family when she began having contractions.
Mounga's story went viral after one passenger, identified as Julia Hansen, announced the news on TikTok, saying, 'a baby was just born on this plane.'
In the clip, people could be seen celebrating and congratulating the new mother for her incredible mid-air feat.
Hansen revealed that he had sat next to the family during the flight, claiming that even Mounga's husband was not aware of the pregnancy.
"To those wondering how she was able to fly in her third trimester, I sat next to her dad on the plane, and he said they didn't even know she was pregnant."
Several nurses and doctors who were on the flight assisted with the birth.
One of the nurses, Lani Bamfield, from Kansas City also took to her Facebook account to announce the news:
"If anyone would like to know how our trip to Hawaii is going, here's how it started. We delivered a 26-27 weeker in the aeroplane bathroom, in the middle of the ocean, with three NICU nurses, a Physicians assistant, and a family medicine doctor; we were able to make it three hours before we could finally land, but the baby and mom did great."
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The mother named the baby Raymond Kaimana before they were taken to hospital once the plane landed in Honolulu.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a woman who had already given birth to 17 kids said she wants to have more children.
In a BBC News Pidgin interview, the 47-year-old woman said giving birth to children has always come with relative ease for her, adding that only one came through an operation.
Out of all the births she has had, Jummai was only at the hospital on two different occasions to deliver. The rest were delivered at home.