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Swedish police deliver baby in back seat of car

Two Swedish police officers assisted in a very special roadside delivery over the weekend when they helped a mum give birth to a baby girl in the middle of the night.

Swedish police deliver baby in back seat of car
This is not the baby in the story. Photo: Jurek Holzer/SvD/SCANPIX

Police officer Petter Kesselmark described the unusual incident which saw him and his colleague Stina Strömberg flagged down by a nervous soon-to-be dad at a roundabout in Norrköping, eastern Sweden, in the early hours of Sunday.

“There was a car parked on the roadside and a man was waving frantically at us. The back door was open and I said to my colleague: do you think there's a birth about to happen?” he told regional newspaper Corren.

But the pair quickly sprang into action when they realized that was in fact the case.

“There were only minutes left so my colleague took care of the woman and we came up with a blanket, while I talked to the emergency services and a midwife on the phone and could pass on that everything was cool and all we had to do was receive the child,” said Kesselmark.

The healthy baby girl was born inside the car at 12.07am. An ambulance which arrived at the scene minutes later took the mother and the newborn to hospital for a check-over.

A while later they got a visit from their unexpected helpers.

“They were so happy and we felt honoured to have been part of this and to have shared it with them. We walked around with big smiles on our faces later, said Kesselmark.

DOG

Swedish baby wins TV fame in US

A Swedish baby and her King Charles Spaniel scored more than three million views on America’s Funniest Home Videos in just one day, after the baby's father sent a video of the then six-month-old being bowled over by the puppy.

Swedish baby wins TV fame in US
A screenshot of Alma and Maja before the collision from America's Funniest Home Videos
The child's father Viktor Johansson was at a friend's house in Gothenburg when his partner Sara Sandstig sent him a video clip of Alma, now 14-months-old, being knocked for six by their dog Maja. 
 
“At first I was terrified, but when I got home, I saw that all was well,” he told his local Göteborgs-Posten newspaper
 
The family found the clip so funny that they sent it to America’s Funniest Home Videos, the long-running US reality show aired by the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). 
 
On Friday the clip made the top of the program’s Facebook page, since when it has gained more than three million views. 
 
“The video seems to have aroused a lot of thoughts and feelings,” Johansson said. “Some people accuse my partner of being a bad mother, but others defend her. I really hadn’t expected such a response. I’m almost a little shocked.” 
 
See the video below: 
 

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