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Doctor in labor takes break to deliver other patient's baby

Doctor in labor takes break to deliver other patient's baby”

Dr. Amanda Hess, who was 9 months pregnant, arrived at the Kentucky Regional Center to induce labor and she never expected she'd have to scrub up. Although her doctor was on the way, Dr Hess, an OB/GYN herself, knew that the baby needed immediate attention.

Hess put on another gown, covered her shoes with hospital boots and walked down to the patient's room to get to work.

The second wife, Leah Johnson, was ready to give birth, her cervix was completely dilated and baby was starting to show signs of distress. "I love taking care of mothers and babies and you really a lot of doctors are always thinking of their patients even when they're a patient themselves", Hess said to WKYT.

"You know, I love doing what I do".

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Dr Hess had donned a hospital gown and slippers in preparation to be induced when she heard Leah Halliday Johnson, who was also one of her patients, in pain in a nearby room, according to reports in local media.

Ms Halliday Johnson told NBC Dr Hess's actions were "pretty amazing". "And I'm more comfortable with delivering someone else's baby than my own, for sure".

"I was not being quiet about the fact that it was hard for me not to push", Halliday Johnson said. Halliday-Johnson told PEOPLE. "She was in complete doctor mode". That's right, literally minutes before her own contractions started, this doctor was helping another mom bring her kid into the world. "My husband noticed something was going on because she had on a hospital gown, but I didn't notice that because I was on the delivery table".



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