This story sounds incredible:
American physician Amanda Hess, a gynecologist in Kentucky, was in labor herself when she interrupted childbirth to deliver a patient’s baby.
While the obstetrician was in the delivery room for the birth of her second child, a patient was admitted in the next room in severe labor.
The patient’s attending physician was untraceable and they couldn’t reach her – reason enough for Amanda Hess to jump up, throw something on and interrupt her own delivery.
Patient Leah Halliday Johnson and doctor Hess still knew each other from pregnancy exams.
Johnson’s birth went off without complications. Hess helped Johnson deliver her child and then went back to the delivery room to give birth to her own child – a daughter.
We think little Ellen Joyce has a very special mother.