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Baby born in hospital parking lot

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Stephanie French came up short of the emergency room in Pennsylvania and ended up giving birth in a car in the parking lot of Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Philadelphia's WCAU-TV reported that French and her boyfriend, Robert Walker, tried to make it to the hospital in time last Thursday but ultimately she was forced to give birth to their daughter, Dakota, on the front seat of their car just outside the hospital's doors.

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"We made it just in the nick of time," French said. "I remember him saying 'Don't have her in the car. Don't have her in the car.'"

Hospital valet Bob Scholl saw the couple arrive and helped French remember to breathe.

The TV station said both mother and baby are healthy and Dakota came into the world weighing an even seven pounds.

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