I know what you're thinking. "What a messy inconvenience for the rest of the passengers."

Normally you'd be right. But the folks involved in this stunt were determined to have the first baby in flight. Dr. Thomas W. Evans and his wife Margaret D. Evans had chartered a Fokker trimotor for the very purpose of having the first air-born baby.

They also had nurses onboard, and I assume, a mop and bucket.

Fokker Trimotor/Fokker Archive