Pregnant doctor delivers baby, then gives birth herself

Pregnant doctor delivers baby, then gives birth herself

"She was just glad to be able to get to push and get the baby out and be delivered and not have to wait any longer", Hess told the television station.

But she had one last thing she had to do. "But this was literally 'til the last second, '" Hess told LEX 18.

The doctor on call was on his way back to the hospital after a short break, staff said, but Johnson was already fully dilated and screaming.

Hess had given Johnson a check-up days earlier and the expecting mother expressed immediate relief at seeing the familiar OBGYN.

Halliday Johnson said what Hess did was pretty fantastic, and that she felt fortunate Hess was there and the type of person who would step up when needed.

"Pretty fantastic what she did", Johnson told the news station.

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"So 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 said. But Hess said there was not any time to waste so she delivered that patient's baby.

Her own contractions were just minutes away from starting.

Hess told the outlet she also helped while she was giving birth to a baby girl named Ellen Joyce.

'It makes you feel better, bringing a baby girl into the world, knowing there are women like her willing to step up like that'.

She said in the post: 'Doctor moms consistently take care of their own families as well as their patients and their respective families all the time.

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