Superhero Doctor Takes A Break From Having Baby To Deliver Someone Else’s
Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear hospital gowns and splash boots.
A Kentucky OBGYN, Dr. Amanda Hess, made headlines last week when she sprung into action to help deliver a woman’s baby…while delivering her own.
She’s was in Frankfort Regional Hospital, about to be induced, when she heard another woman, Leah Halliday Johnson, screaming in labor, according to WKYT.
Nurses told Hess that the woman’s baby was in distress due to its umbilical cord being wrapped loosely around its neck. The on-call doctor had left the hospital for a break and they needed help, like, now.
Not one to sit around while a patient’s in need, Hess jumped in. “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,” she told local news.
“I had actually taken a call the day before, so I thought really that I was working up to the last minute,” she said. “But this was literally ’til the last second … I said ‘You know, I’m not on call, I’m here in a gown, but I think we ought to have the baby.’”
The patient gave birth to a baby girl, and with the on-call doctor emerging from his break and taking over, Hess went back down the hall to her own room. She had a baby girl too, later that night.
Great job, everyone! The power of women never ceases to amaze.
Words: Jerico Mandybur