Tuesday, May 04, 2021

baby of only 29 weeks born on an airline, and some interesting emergency useage happened

Three NICU nurses from North Kansas City hospital were at the right place at the right time, helping to deliver a premature baby on a flight to Hawaii. The nurses and a doctor who rushed to mom's side are sharing their incredible story of how they kept her and her baby safe until the plane could land.

There happened to be 3 nicu nurses and a dr onboard the flight

They used shoelaces to tie off the umbilical, baby warmer made from microwaved bottles of water, Apple watch as a heart monitor.

“I don’t know how a patient gets so luck as to have three neonatal intensive care nurses on board the same flight when she’s in emergency labor,” said Dr. Dale Glenn of Hawaii Pacific Health. He was on the flight heading back home.

The group improvised with whatever they could find to keep mom and baby stable for three hours until the plane could land. “We’re getting, asking for all these supplies just, you know, oxygen, anything we could keep the baby warm with,” said Bamfield.



  1. lucky for mum and bub

  2. Lucky mom, and baby. Good luck to them both. But how does a woman NOT know she is pregnant?

    1. overweight, and probably 5 other things. The drs that were discussing it mentioned that it's not uncommon for women to not know they're pregnant for the first 6 or 7 months. Yeah, weird, and makes no sense