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Two babies born on Décarie on same day

03/26/2015 11:43 EDT | Updated 05/26/2015 05:59 EDT
Call it the Décarie birthway.

Within a span of 13 hours earlier this week, two women gave birth to babies on Montreal’s Décarie Expressway, a busy autoroute that cuts through the city.

The first baby was born March 20 at around 1:00 a.m. in a taxi cab with the help of two police officers.

Shortly after 2 p.m. the same day, another woman gave birth.

Mijanou Jodoin said she was on her way to Ste-Justine Hospital, sitting in the passenger seat with her boyfriend driving, when she felt the head coming out.

She ended up giving birth to a baby girl on the Côte-Saint-Luc exit ramp before paramedics arrived.

“Everything was so natural, I was calm,” she told Daybreak.

“I just put the baby on me and she started to cry and I knew she was OK.”

The couple named the baby, their second child, Lexie. 

Listen to the full Daybreak interview here.

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