Medic Amanda Hess was fully dilated and preparing to give birth in hospital
Medic Amanda Hess was fully dilated and preparing to give birth in hospital when she heard nurses talking about another expectant mother experiencing difficulties.
Medic Amanda Hess was fully dilated and preparing to give birth in hospital when she raced to help another expectant mum in labour
Leah Halliday Johnson was suffering a difficult birth when Amanda sprang action
Both mums and their babies are well after the dramatic births in Kentucky
Leah Halliday Johnson’s doctor was on his way to the hospital to help the young mum.
So brave Amanda leapt into action, putting her own birthing pains to one side, and going to Leah’s aid down the corridor.
Speaking after the birth in Kentucky, Amanda said: “Doctors are always thinking of their patients even when they’re a patient themselves.”
Incredibly, she realised she had performed a check-up on Leah just days earlier.
She added: “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.
“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.”
Leah added: “I feel very lucky she was there and the type of person she is and stepped up to do what she did.”
Amanda – a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology – later gave birth to daughter Ellen Joyce – her second child.
Both mums and babies are reportedly doing well following the births
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