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Woman gives birth along autoroute in canton Schwyz

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Nov. 16, 2018

A woman gave birth on the side of the A4 autoroute near Küssnacht in canton Schwyz yesterday morning.

Pixabay Woman gives birth along autoroute in canton Schwyz

Her husband was driving her to hospital as she had started contractions – but the baby started to appear and he stopped on the side of the road.

Ambulance teams – together with an emergency midwife - soon arrived and police closed one of the lanes and lowered the speed limit to make sure everyone was safe.

Shortly after, a healthy baby girl was born. The mother and child were then taken to hospital. All are doing well.

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