Lavinia Mounga was on her way to a family vacation in Hawaii ... when she unexpectedly brought another family member with her. Mounga was around 29 weeks pregnant when she went into labor on the trip from Salt Lake City to Hawaii. Miraculously there was a doctor and three neonatal nurses aboard the flight!
All three nurses and the doctor sprung into action. With no special equipment for the preemie, the group got creative: they used shoelaces to cut and tie the umbilical cord and used a smartwatch to measure the baby's heart rate.
"We're all trying to work in a very small, confined space in an airplane, which is pretty challenging. But the teamwork was great," Glenn said.
One passenger posted the reaction on the plane on TikTok after news of the baby's birth was announced by the pilot.
Upon landing in Hawaii mom and baby were rushed to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. The new mom has been discharged, while baby Raymond remains in the NICU.