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Nov 26, 2012 5:45 PM by Ian Cross

Woman gives birth at international border on Thanksgiving

SAN LUIS, Ariz. - There was a special delivery at the international border this Thanksgiving: a 21-year-old woman entering the U.S. gave birth at the San Luis Port of Entry.

Upon entering the port on November 22, the woman said she needed medical assistance, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers rendered aid to her, according to a news release from CBP. Officers called the San Luis Fire Department, "but the baby apparently was unwilling to wait," officials stated.

The woman went into labor within minutes, and a female CBP officer helped her with the delivery until paramedics arrived to take over. The woman and her baby boy were transported to the Yuma Regional Medical Center for further evaluation.

"This was probably the scariest but yet rewarding and amazing experience of my life," said the CBP officer who helped deliver the baby.

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