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Child born in San Diego after migrant mother crosses illegally


CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KYMA, KECY)- Agents help a Guatemalan mother give birth at a Border Patrol Station in San Diego.

CBP says a Guatemalan family, a father, two children, and the mother was apprehended after crossing the border illegally Sunday.

Agents say the woman did not appear to be in distress and did not request medical attention.

After arriving at the station, the woman complained of stomach pain. That's when staff realized she was in labor.

The medical staff along with the agents helped the 27-year-old woman deliver a baby girl.

The mother and the baby were transported to the hospital and are expected to be okay.

“Thanks to the medical resources available in our stations, this woman and her child were well cared for and received immediate medical attention,” said Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke. 

“Our agents are well trained to manage the unexpected, and I’m proud of the work they did in caring for this mother.”

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