Kentucky Doctor Delivers A Baby Right Before Giving Birth To Her Own

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A Kentucky doctor helps a woman in distress deliver her baby, then goes on to give birth to her own — on the same day.

Right before she was due to give birth to her own second child on July 23, Dr. Amanda Hess had to jump into action and deliver another woman's fourth, NBC News reported.

Hess was in the middle of being induced at Frankfort Regional Medical Center when she heard that a woman named Leah Halliday Johnson was fully diluted and in distress— she needed immediate attention.

"I love taking care of mothers and babies," Hess told WKYT.

Even though Hess wasn't Halliday Johnson's main doctor, Hess threw boots on over her flip-flops and another hospital gown on and went to deliver Halliday Johnson's baby.

"She was definitely in doctor mode," Halliday Johnson said, according to WLEX-18. Halliday Johnson didn't know Hess was pregnant but said her husband figured something was up because Hess was also in a hospital gown. 

Hess' own contractions began just minutes after delivering Halliday Johnson's baby. 

Hess told WLEX-18 that she was expecting to work late into her pregnancy, but definitely not until the last second. 

"I appreciate what she did for my family, and it speaks a lot to who she is as a woman and a mother as well as a doctor," Halliday Johnson said. "It makes you feel better, bringing a baby girl into the world, knowing there are women like her willing to step up like that."

Thumbnail/banner image credit: Flickr user Greg Grossmeier

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