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Woman gives birth on side of California highway

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This baby boy was born on the side of a California highway after traffic delayed his parents' trip to the hospital. (Source: KCOY/CNN) This baby boy was born on the side of a California highway after traffic delayed his parents' trip to the hospital. (Source: KCOY/CNN)

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (KCOY/CNN) - A mother and baby are doing fine after she gave birth on a California highway.

Maria Cardenas, 28, was on her way to the hospital with her boyfriend but they were stalled by traffic.

Cardenas couldn't wait any longer so her boyfriend pulled over and helped deliver the baby boy.

It took about three minutes and firefighters and paramedics soon arrived to help.

The couple already have a 7-year-old son together.

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