Woman Gives Birth On Plane, Had No Idea She Might Even Be Pregnant


If you yearn for the days when I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant was still on the air, here’s a story that will satiate your thirst for unexpected delivery stories: A Canadian woman who was flying from Calgary to Tokyo gave birth to a baby girl she thought might have been gas.

According to Uproxx, Ada Guan is now the proud mother of a baby girl named Chloe, who she delivered with the help of three doctors on board the Air Canada flight she was on. That’s pretty lucky; both that there were several doctors on the plane and that none of them were Ph.Ds trying to deliver the baby through a series of cleverly written poetry explications.

The CBC reports that Guan and her boyfriend Wesley Branch are both incredibly surprised by the birth and that Branch’s parents, who saw the couple only several weeks early claim that Guan never looked like she might be with child. After the birth they even asked Guan if she had any suspicion of being pregnant and she told them she thought the baby was just trapped gas.

Branch’s parents Sandra and David, who live in Penticton, say Guan didn’t realize she was pregnant. “I said to her, ‘Did you not feel anything inside?’ and she said ‘No, every once in a while I felt gas or rumblings in there’ but never thinking it was a baby in there,” says Sandra.

Branch told reporters he’s delighted (if very, very surprised) by the new baby although the way he was told wasn’t how we see pregnancy announcements being made in movies and on tv. “She said ‘something just fell out of me,’” Branch’s mother told reporters, relating how both parents discovered the baby.

Because Chloe was born over the Pacific Ocean, it’s possible that she’ll be eligible for both Canadian and American citizenship. Both she and her parents are doing fine. (They also got upgraded to first class during labor, so that’s an absolute bonus.)

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