Natick police help deliver a baby

A baby girl was born early Saturday in a car parked alongside Route 9, Natick police said on the department’s Facebook page.

At about 3 a.m., Officer Christopher Showstead came upon a young couple in a stopped car on Route 9. The woman inside was in advanced labor, police said, and it was apparent that she would deliver the child before she could reach a hospital.

Showstead requested assistance, and Officers Chris Salis and Scott Wade arrived just prior to the delivery of the baby girl, who was born shortly before an ambulance arrived.

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Police said mother and baby were well, but did not release their identities.