We’ve all probably heard stories of women who gave birth when they didn’t even know they were pregnant. But this one might top them all. Lavinia Mounga, a Utah woman was flying from Salt Lake City, Utah to Honolulu, when she went into labor. This Utah woman didn’t know she was pregnant, which is why it was so surprising when she gives birth on flight.
A Utah Woman Didn’t Know She was Pregnant
Back in May of 2021, Lavinia, who resides in Salt Lake City was on her way to Hawaii to visit her family. During the Delta flight, she began to have contractions. Only this Utah woman didn’t know she was pregnant, and the baby’s father, Ethan Magalei also had no idea.
According to another passenger who was sitting next to Lavinia’s dad, “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.”
Even though the Utah woman didn’t know she was pregnant, the contractions were alarming enough for her to call for help. And she had plenty of that on her flight. There were several nurses and doctors on board, and they were alerted and came to help her.
Understandably, the passengers were curious about all the commotion. The pilot came over the intercom and announced, “Please remain seated for a few minutes to allow a passenger to seek medical assistance.”
One passenger, Julia Hansen, who learned what was going on shared the story on TikTok, and it went viral. She said, “A Baby was just born on this plane.”
Watch her TikTok clip here, that shows the passengers and crew saying their congratulations and clapping their hands for the Utah woman didn’t know she was pregnant:
@juliaberniceIt’s the ‘baby being born while we’re above the Pacific Ocean’ for me♬ original sound – Julia Hansen
Lavinia Gives Birth on Flight
Lani Bamfield of Kansas City was one of the passengers with a medical background. She used her nursing skills to help when the woman gives birth on flight.
Later, Lani posted to Facebook, “We delivered a 26-27 weeker in the airplane bathroom, in the middle of the ocean.”
She went on to say, “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.”
Lani posted, “God was definitely with us up there,” in reference to the event.
And Lavinia, the woman didn’t she was pregnant, named the baby Raymond Kaimana Wade Kobe Lavaki Mounga.
‘Overwhelmed in the best ways,’ she tweeted days after.
Overwhelmed in the best ways.
— Lavinia T Mounga (@luvinya) May 1, 2021
Both she and her baby made it safely to Honolulu and as soon as the two landed, they were taken to a nearby hospital to get the care they needed.
The baby’s father, Ethan, wasn’t on the flight, but he was thankful to all who helped with his son’s birth.
He posted on Facebook,”Life. It’s a crazy thing. It’s strange knowing that millions of people on the internet know about a birth that took place on a Delta flight from Salt Lake City, Utah to Honolulu, HI.”
He explained in his post that he had not yet met his son, but he had been able to see Raymond over FaceTime. He indicated this was a mixed basket for him saying, “Only being able to make FaceTime calls and sending texts to see him for the moment being is hard but trying to stay grateful and blessed that he is even here on this earth in the first place.”