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.