Wilfrid Jean-Louis of Naples, FL was pulled over for speeding, but he had a very good reason for going above the speed limit — his wife was in labor! In the end, police helped the speeding couple deliver their baby on the side of the road.
Deputy Robert Pounds pulled the couple over after he tracked them going 63 mph in a 45 mph zone, but soon realized the soon-to-be-parents needed back-up as Wilfrid’s wife, Fabienne, was about to deliver their baby.
“Here’s more proof that deputies just never know what they are going to encounter on the job,” the Collier County Sheriff’s Office shared on Facebook.
After pulling the car over, Deputy Pounds helped Wilfrid and Fabienne deliver their baby girl, using only a sterile blanket and latex gloves.
“I laid the blanket down and it wasn’t too long after that I was holding a newborn baby in my hands,” Pounds told Today. “I guess you could say it was just my training that kicked in. The baby did most of the work, we’ll put it that way.”
Deputy Pounds also shared that he had never experienced something like that, despite being a police officer for 26 years.
“Even though I looked calm, I was probably a little more scared on the inside than I appeared,” he said. “But my training and my agency’s training really helped me out quite a bit.”
The couple honored the deputy by naming their daughter Leila Robert Jean-Louis.
“It was only right,” Wilfrid said. “It was only fair. He was there, and he did what I wasn’t able to do.”
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.
Mamas Uncut is the place for moms online. We cover the latest news around motherhood and parenting, plus entertainment news as well – all with a mom-focused twist. Looking for parenting advice? We have plenty of it, all for moms, from moms. Our mission is focused solely on empowering moms and moms-to-be with the knowledge and answers they’re looking for. We don’t stop there though, we have expert advice on a range of topics, and all of our categories get updated multiple times a day, so if there’s one website for moms you need to bookmark, it’s Mamas Uncut. We cover it all, from the latest and trendiest baby names, in the US and all over the world, to advice for moms in the workplace, or mom to mom advice on balancing it all. Looking for an answer to a specific question you’ve have? Head over to our new answers section, where you can ask questions on a nearly endless amount of topics, and you’ll get answers fast – really fast. Mamas Uncut is more than just the place for moms, it’s the community of moms – all here to help, make friends, and more. Not sure where to start? Take a look at one of our key topic areas like Pregnancy or Relationships – if you’re looking for advice on a specific topic, there’s a pretty good chance that we’ve already written on it (a few times), or that it’s within our answers section. If you don’t have time to read the site every day, we also have a newsletter that you can control how often you want to receive – that way we send all of the must-see content for moms directly to your inbox – it’s that easy. So go ahead and take a look around, ask a question, or just keep reading, we’re glad you’re here.