Pregnant doctor delivers baby, then gives birth herself

Dr. Amanda Hess was all ready to give birth on Sunday. She was at the hospital and prepared to be induced.

But she had one last thing she had to do.

Deliver a baby.

As Hess readied herself for childbirth, another woman's screams rang out at Frankfort, Ky., Regional Medical Center. It was Leah Halliday Johnson, a woman Hess had treated just days before, WKYT reported.

But the on-call physician was returning to the hospital, the TV station reported, and Hess decided there wasn't enough time to wait. Halliday Johnson was fully dilated.

"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,'" Hess told LEX 18. "I put on some boots over my flip flops and found another gown to cover myself up and did put my stuff to deliver on and delivered a baby."

As Hess welcomed Halliday Johnson's baby girl to the world, her contractions were about to start. Hess later gave birth to her own little girl, Ellen Joyce, LEX 18 reported.

"Pretty amazing what she did," Halliday Johnson told LEX 18. "I feel very lucky she was there."

 

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