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Mom Safely Gives Birth on Side of Road Thanks to Angel Police Officer

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Giving birth is a trying experience, and labor can last for hours on end. Complications can occur. Anything could go wrong.

But most people expect to at least make it to a hospital or birthing center before the true labor begins. The last thing any parent wants is to have their baby on the side of the road.

But this is exactly what happened to one woman from Tennessee. Bridgette Crumley was headed to the hospital with her family, excited to meet her new baby girl, when something didn’t seem right.

“We were heading to the hospital when she just started coming out,” the mom told Fox 17. “My water didn’t even break.”

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At that point I would have panicked. Thankfully Crumley wasn’t alone; she had her husband, Bryan, 3-year-old son and mom-in-law by her side.

Still, it’s a scary thing when your baby is coming too quickly. The family pulled over near a car dealership and called 911.

Crumley’s mother-in-law prayed as they anxiously waited for EMS to arrive. Before the ambulance reached them, help came in the form of a single police officer.

“When she arrived, the baby was half out,” Crumley told Fox 17. “She never left my sight and just started to grab and pull while I pushed.”

Officer Sierra Reprogal is with the Dickson Police Department. If she hadn’t helped deliver the baby, Crumley fears the worst could have happened.

Instead, mom and baby are doing just fine. They made it to the hospital safe and sound and are so thankful for the “angel” officer who came to their rescue.

They even added Reprogal’s name to the baby’s. “So now there is a change of plans,” Crumley wrote on Facebook. “Instead of Isabella Marie Crumley, it is now Isabella Sierra-Marie Crumley.”

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Reprogal said she’s honored to be a part of Isabella’s name. “You both are unbelievably strong!” the officer wrote on Facebook. “It means so much that you guys decided to add my name to her beautiful name.”

Wow! What an eventful night! What began as a scary drive to the hospital at 2 a.m. ended with smiles all around for baby Isabella and her family.

Way to go, Officer Reprogal! And welcome to the world, Isabella Sierra-Marie! There are so many wonderful blessings everywhere you look.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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