Three days ago, a 23-year-old Canadian woman gave birth to a baby girl on a plane flight to Tokyo. The woman, Ada Guan, started complaining of severe stomach pain two hours into the flight. Global News reports that Guan had no idea she was pregnant so was moved to business class and given pain medication.
Guan’s boyfriend, Wesley Branch, was completely shocked by the experience.
He said, “We just thought she had a bad stomach ache, or cramps or ulcer or something. Her belly wasn’t even big. She just thought she was gaining a little bit of a weight. She didn’t think anything out of it.”
Branch added, “She told me, ‘Something fell out of me.’ I lifted up her pants and I saw a head and then I heard, ‘Waah!’ I thought, ‘Oh my god, I think we have a kid’.”
Thankfully, two doctors were on board the flight and helped deliver Guan’s baby. Although the couple had planned to celebrate the Japanese holiday by touring Tokyo, now they will be staying in and taking care of their new baby.
Unbelievably, this isn’t the first time a woman has given birth not knowing she was pregnant. As LifeNews previously reported, in Pennsylvania a woman gave birth in her car in the parking lot of Wendy’s but told bystanders that she didn’t even know she was pregnant. Paramedics arrived right away and the woman delivered a healthy baby boy. According to Pittsburgh Action News, a man was driving and there were other children in her car at the time of her son’s birth.
Wendy’s general manager, Melissa Brooks, said, “We come looking out the door this morning, and it was the paramedics and the fire department. The young lady had delivered a baby boy in the back seat of a jitney. That doesn’t happen every day.” She added, “We were really shocked that it was actually in our parking lot.”
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Dr. Douglas Wilson, a Canadian OBGYN, said surprise pregnancies are very rare. He explained, “The vast majority of women will have early nausea, will have breast tenderness and things like that and also missing a period. Sometimes if you don’t think it can happen to you, you’re going to deny some of those very normal symptoms and put them down to indigestion, or the flu, or one of those types of things.”