Interstate 270 (I-270)

Baby Girl Born Along Interstate 270 in Germantown

The newborn, named Valentina, made her arrival just 30 minutes after her mom had the first signs of labor

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A healthy baby girl was born on the side of Interstate 270 Friday after a “very unexpected” delivery, according to a release.

The baby's mother, Alexa Almonte, delivered her along southbound I-270 in Germantown, Maryland, at about 2 a.m., just 30 minutes after experiencing signs of labor, according to the release from Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.

Almonte named the baby Valentina, which means "healthy and strong," she said. Valentina is Almonte’s third child; she also has two sons.

Valentina weighed in at 7 pounds, 15 ounces and is 21 inches long, the release said.

Mom and baby were receiving care at Shady Grove’s Birth Center and are doing well.

"God was very intentional in how he picked her to come," Almonte said.

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