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California highway officer helps deliver baby along the way

California Highway Patrol Officer Jeffrey Lloyd has a baby he helped deliver, along Highway 99 on Monday. (CHP South Sacramento)

A mother and her newborn daughter were in “good health” and resting in a local hospital Tuesday, a day after the California Highway Patrol officer helped deliver the baby along the side of a busy highway.

CHP Officer Jeffrey Lloyd was the completion of a traffic stop on an off-ramp from southbound Highway 99 in South Sacramento when a gray SUV stopped behind him, Sacramento’s FOX 40 reported.

The pregnant woman was sitting in the right front seat of the SUV when Lloyd approach of the vehicle, the report said. She told him that she was in labor and about to give birth, after which Lloyd acquired medical equipment to assist in the delivery, according to the report.

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After delivering the baby, Lloyd “carefully unwrapped the umbilical cord from the baby’s head and made sure that both mother and baby were stable,” a CHP Facebook post said. Lloyd then stayed with the mother and the child to Sacramento fire officials arrived.

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