Acadian Ambulance members help deliver baby on side of road
LOCKPORT- A pair of Acadian Ambulance paramedics shared an emotional moment after assisting a mother who delivered a baby on the side of the road in Lockport, LA.
Paramedic Filed Supervisor Stephanie Blanchard and her partner, EMT Ashlind Chouest, were dispatched on Sunday, May 22 to a patient that was ready to deliver a baby on the side of the road.
After arriving on the scene, Blanchard and Chouest found mother, Jamie Pitre. Pitre and the medics welcomed a baby girl.
“It was a surreal moment to be a part of,” Chouest said. “Surrounded by her mother and three sons, the patient had a sense of calm and peace around her,” she said.
A Pitre and her baby were being processed and prepped for transfer to the hospital, Blanchard asked Pitre’s mother is she would like to cut her grand-daughter’s umbilical cord. Pitre’s mother gladly accepted.
Blanchard and Chouest later visited the Pitre family and baby Caroline at the hospital where thanks and tears were shared.
“As a medic, you see so much sadness and terrible things happen to people, that stay with you for a very long time,” Chouest said.
“This was a refreshing experience, and a great reminder as to why we love our jobs." “We will remember this call for the rest of our lives,” Blanchard added. “This is a day I will never forget.”