photo: WKYT News

Being in labor is hard enough — how about being in labor and delivering someone else’s baby at the same time?

That’s exactly what Frankfort, Kentucky OBYGYN Amanda Hess did recently when she helped another mama give birth even while she was in labor herself.

“You know I love doing what I do,” Hess told WKYT News. “I love taking care of mothers and babies and I mean, really, a lot of doctors are always thinking of their patients even when they’re a patient themselves.”

The other soon-to-be mother was waiting for her doctor to get to the hospital, but her baby was wasting no time. Hess decided she had to take action.

“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,” Hess told the news station.

It turned out, the woman was a patient she had seen the day before. Hess helped deliver the baby and then went back to her room to have her own—a healthy baby girl.

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