A doctor about to give birth leapt out of her bed to help bring another woman’s child into the world instead after her baby became distressed.
Dr Amanda Hess rushed to the rescue of Leah Johnson in Frankfort Regional Medical Center, Kentucky, when her own doctor was on a break.
She acted after overhearing nurses saying that Ms Johnson, who was fully dilated, needed to give birth immediately.
Dr Hess said: “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.”
She recognised Ms Johnson, whom she had performed a check-up on days before, and delivered her healthy baby daughter.
Ms Johnson afterwards described Dr Hess as “pretty amazing”, and added: “I feel very lucky she was there and the type of person she is and stepped up to do what she …