Kentucky doctor delivers patient's baby right before giving birth

Kentucky doctor delivers patient's baby right before giving birth
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A heavily pregnant doctor in Kentucky put her own birth on hold to help another woman deliver her baby.

Dr Amanda Hess was preparing to give birth to her second child on the same day her patient, Leah Johnson, was due to give birth to her fourth.

While Dr Hess was being induced, Ms Johnson was having complications with her delivery, according to a Facebook post by a fellow member of the Physician Moms Group.

"She overheard the nurses preparing for a woman in active labour who needed to deliver immediately because the baby was in distress," the post reads. "That baby was coming and needed help!

"So, in her own words, she 'put another gown on to cover my backside, put some splash boots on over my flip flops' and delivered that baby! She literally worked until the last second!!"

Both babies are reportedly doing well, and Dr Hess is expected to take eight months off for maternity leave.

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