How an Apple Watch Helped Deliver a Premature Baby Mid-Flight

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You’ve probably heard a hundred times how the Apple Watch can help you live a healthier life. In fact, there have been numerous reports stating how the Apple Watch helped save lives by detecting heart conditions early, and there was even a time when the Apple Watch helped save a kidnapped woman.

And just when you think you’ve heard it all, this time, Apple’s smartwatch helped Lavinia Mounga deliver her baby mid-flight just last week.

As KHON reported, during a Delta flight from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Honolulu, Hawaii, little Raymond Mounga was born 11 weeks early. What’s even more surprising is that the mother, Lavinia Mounga, didn’t know she was pregnant at the time.

Fortunately for Lavinia, there was a physician and three neonatal nurses on board the same flight, and they helped her deliver the baby with anything they could find – including an Apple Watch.

“None of the equipment we have was suitable for a premature baby, and this baby was born at 29 weeks instead of the normal 40 weeks, right?” said Dr. Dale Glenn, a family physician at Straub Medical Center. “So we made baby warmers out of bottles that were microwaved. We used an Apple Watch to measure the heart rate.”

The quick action taken by the nurses and the physician was enough to deliver the baby and keep Lavinia and her newborn safe until the plane landed.

Afterward, both were taken to the Kapiolani Medical Center in Hawaii.

This clearly isn’t the only time an Apple Watch has helped save the day. Just earlier this year, William Rogers, a skater who got stuck on ice used his Apple Watch to call 911. 

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