Normally, expectant mothers are encouraged to stop working a few weeks before their due date, but one expecting doctor from Kentucky worked almost until the very last second.
“I had actually taken a call the day before, so I thought really that I was working up to the last minute. But this was literally ’til the last second,” said Dr. Amanda Hess, who was getting ready to deliver her second baby when she heard screaming from the room next door.
In the room next door, Leah Halliday-Johnson was fighting the urge to push because her baby was coming faster than expected and the umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck. “I was not being quiet about the fact that it was difficult for me not to push,” said Halliday-Johnson, who was trying to wait for the on-call doctor to get back from his break.
“She overheard the nurses preparing for a woman in active labor who needed to deliver immediately because the baby was in distress – that baby was coming and needed help! The patient’s OBGYN was on their way but Dr. Hess (an OBGYN herself) knew that the baby needed attention now,” fellow physician Dr. Hala Sabry wrote on Facebook.
“I just put on another gown to cover up 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 said. “I said, OK, it’s great to see you. Can I push now?” Halliday-Johnson said. “She was in complete doctor mode. She just heard somebody needed help. It’s life-affirming that there are these women out there watching out for other women. She has made me feel good about life.”
Watch the entire video below to see what this expecting mom did just before giving birth.
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[Featured image: WKYT]