It can be hard for women to find an OB-GYN they feel comfortable with and even harder to find a doctor who makes you feel like they’re just as concerned about the safety of your baby as you are.
But the truth is there aren’t many obstetricians out there like Dr. Amanda Hess- because she’s so dedicated to her profession she took a break from delivering her own baby to help deliver someone else’s child.
Dr. Hess was in labor at her hospidal in Frankfort, Kentucky when she heard a woman screaim down the hall.
The woman was fully dilated and ready to deliver, but the on-call doctor was on break and wouldn’t make it back in time, so
“I just put on a gown to cover my backside and put on some boots over my shoes, to keep from getting any fluid and all that stuff on me, and went down to her room,” Hess told WKYT.
As it turned out, Dr. Hess knew the woman about to give birth, Leah Halliday Johnson. Dr. Hess, in fact, had even given Johnson her last checkup a few days earlier.
Dr. Hess, despite being in labor herself, immediately went to work. This was a relief to Johnson, who “was just glad to be able to get to push and have the baby out and not have to wait any longer,” Hess told WKYT.
After delivering Leah’s baby Dr. Hess went back in and gave birth to her own bundle of joy, and it seems little Ellen Joyce didn’t mind waiting one bit.