Kentucky OBGYN Amanda Hess had just put on her hospital gown and settled in at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center over the weekend when she “overheard the nurses preparing for a woman in active labor who needed to deliver immediately because the baby was in distress,” according to an account of events shared on Facebook by Dr. Hala Sabry.
“My husband actually said, ‘Is that a woman screaming?” Hess told WKYT-TV.
Though the OBGYN had been waiting for her own induction and delivery, she leapt into action to help the other expecting mother. Leah Halliday Johnson was fully dilated and waiting for the doctor on-call to return to the hospital for the delivery.
An OBGYN delayed her own labor to help another woman deliver her baby.
But Hess, a doctor of osteopathic medicine with certifications in both obstetrics and gynecology, knew there was no time to spare. Her own contractions were just minutes away from starting, Lex 18 reported.
“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 and I knew her,” she recalled.