A pregnant doctor who was at a Kentucky hospital preparing to give birth got sidelined — to help deliver another woman’s child, which was in distress.
OB-GYN Dr. Amanda Hess was at Frankfort Regional Hospital over the weekend — preparing to be induced — when she overheard nurses saying that another mother needed to deliver right away because the baby was in distress, according to another doctor, Hala Sabry, on Facebook.
Hess had already put on her patient gown to prepare for her induction when she realized that the other patient needed immediate attention.
“My husband actually said, ‘Is that woman screaming?’” Hess told WKYT-TV.
The woman, Leah Halliday Johnson, was fully dilated — but the doctor on call was on his way back to the hospital after leaving for break, the station reported. Hess quickly realized there was no time to waste.
“I just put on another gown to cover up my backside and …