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  • 25 April 2014, 18:03

Dad 'Catches Baby' In Wife's Roadside Delivery

A woman has given birth to a healthy baby girl in a car on the side of a highway, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue has said.

The woman and her husband were on Florida's I-595 on their way to the hospital when the baby decided it was time.

The couple pulled over and the husband helped deliver the baby.

"She walked him through it because she's a NICU nurse," paramedic David Porter told CBS.

"He caught the baby."

When the paramedics arrived, they cleaned the baby and wrapped her up before taking the family to hospital.

Both mum and baby are reported to be in a good condition.

"These are the better calls," said paramedic Rolando Busto.

"You deal with tragedy day in and day out - it's nice when you get a call like this."

The names of the parents have not been released to due to privacy reasons.

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