Thanks to this blog, I'm pretty familiar with stories about women who didn't know they were pregnant until crazy-late in the game. I've also seen my fair share of reports of pregnant women who gave birth in wild places—even on airplanes. But today I bring you one over-the-top story that combines both!
It seems a young Canadian couple, Wes Branch and Ada Guan, took off on a flight from Calgary to Tokyo this weekend. But rather than passing their holiday time taking tours in Japan, they became parents during their flight!
While in the air over the Pacific Ocean, about two hours into the trip, the 23-year-old Guan complained of stomach pains. She figured she had some kind of stomach bug, and the flight attendants gave her some painkillers, hooked her up to a drip, and moved her into business class. (This is where I say I'd jump through a lot of hoops for a cabin upgrade, but here's where I'd draw the line.)
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Luckily there were doctors aboard because it turns out that those stomach pains were actually labor pains! Yep, a baby was coming—and fast. According to a Global News report, Branch said, "[Guan] told me, 'Something fell out of me.' I lifted up her pants and saw a head and then I heard 'Wah.' I thought, 'Oh my god, I think we have a kid!"
[Pause for shock and awe.]
It turned out the plane was allowed to arrive at Tokyo's Narita airport 30 minutes ahead of schedule, because the new baby girl bumped it up in the priority order. (Again I say: I'd jump through a lot of hoops to get on a plane that actually landed early, but...)
Air Canada even tweeted out a congratulatory message, and said all were doing well.
That's one way to do a babymoon!
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