"I had never seen her so strong, so confident, and so joyful as when she held her new baby boy," wrote her partner, Jean Luc Montou

By Caitlin Keating
May 16, 2017 11:56 AM

A 29-year-old mother from Moss Bluff, Louisiana, died one day after giving birth to a healthy baby boy.

“The beautiful woman in this picture is Sarah Bertrand and she gave birth to baby Julian Charles Montou, my son, at 4:31pm on May 9th, 2017,” Jean-Luc Montou, Sarah Bertrand’s partner, posted on a GoFundMe page.

“Just over 24 hours later, at roughly 4:50pm on May 10th, 2017, Sarah died due to a pulmonary embolism that stopped her heart instantly,” he continued.

Montou says Bertrand was overjoyed following the birth of her first son.

“I had never seen her so strong, so confident, and so joyful as when she held her new baby boy,” he wrote. “While she will be missed so much, I want to honor her memory by raising Julian to be the best man I can make him, but it will be so hard with her sudden loss.”

Sarah Bertrand with her partner Jean Luc Montou and newborn baby Julian
Go Fund Me

“We did not have life insurance for Sarah, so I’m left with my daughter Jane and my brand new son Julian with nothing to help,” Montou wrote on the GoFundMe page, which was created to help pay for funeral expenses and to assist with raising their newborn son.

After her death, Montou took to Facebook to share the heartbreaking news.


On Monday, she was laid to rest next to her father.

“We take solace in the fact that Sarah is finally at peace from her worldly ailments and frustrations,” Montou wrote. “It still stings deep, it still feels unfair, and I still feel so helpless without her. The world is definitely a dark place without Sarah for us.”