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Pregnant woman makes roadside delivery in Atwater Village

Pregnant woman makes roadside delivery in Atwater Village
A nurse takes care of a baby who was born while the mother was the passenger in a vehicle on April 4. (Courtesy of the Glendale Fire Department)

An expectant mother unexpectedly gave birth to a daughter while on the side of the road in Atwater Village on April 4.

The mother was the passenger in a vehicle traveling down Los Feliz Boulevard near Costco when she began to go into labor. Anita Shandi, a spokeswoman for the Glendale Fire Department, said the baby had already been delivered by the time authorities arrived on scene.

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"Firefighters stepped in to cut the umbilical cord, provide medical care to the mother and baby and transport them to a local hospital," Shandi said in an email.

Both the baby girl and new mother are healthy, she said.

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