Mid-flight surprise: Woman didn't realise she was pregnant before giving birth on plane

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Photo: TikTOk Photo: TikTok

Passengers on a flight from Salt Lake City to Honolulu were given the ultimate inflight entrainment after a  woman, who didn't know she was pregnant, gave birth on the plane.

Fellow passenger, Julia Hansen, filmed the moments after the baby was born from her seat on the aircraft and posted it to TikTok.

At the start the clip, she whispers: "A baby was just born on this plane" before panning to her friend next to her who shakes her head in disbelief.

She then captures the announcement over the plane's intercom, saying: "As most of you have probably heard, we just had a childbirth on the aircraft. Nice round of applause for the mother."


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She then showed the mum and newborn being wheeled off the plane in a wheelchair, adding that they landed "three hours later".

"The mother and baby were perfectly healthy when they got off the plane," Hansen assured viewers.

"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."

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Photo: TikTok Photo: TikTok


According to the Washington Post, luckily for the pregnant mum, a doctor and nurses on the flight responded to a call for medical professionals

Hansen didn't show the mum or baby's face in the video, which has over 2 million likes,  explaining the new mum was extremely "overwhelmed" and she wanted to respect their privacy.

"That poor mum was probably so scared!" one viewer said. "This must have been so traumatic," added another.

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Photo: TikTok Photo: TikTok

Others couldn't help but brainstorm some possible baby names for the newborn.

"My first thought: I hope that mum is okay," one person wrote. 'My second thought: that kid's birthday chart will never be accurate!"

"And that's why your name is Sky," joked another, with someone else adding: "And they named him Jet."

Photo: TikTok

Photo: TikTok 

Others wondered where the baby's place of birth will be, as the plane was inflight when the mum went into labour.

According to the State Department's Foreign Affairs Manual, "a US registered aircraft outside U.S. airspace is not considered to be part of US territory," and "a child born on such an aircraft outside US airspace does not acquire US citizenship by reason of the place of birth." But if a child is born over US airspace, they would be granted US citizenship.