A Kentucky-based Doctor Amenda Hess has won many hearts on internet as she performed her professional duties even when she was in labour pain. The doctor paused her own delivery only to help another woman, who was suffering in pain.
On July 23, Dr Hess was lying in her room for labour but at the same time she heard screams of another woman, within no time she went there to help her. The other woman, Leah Halliday-Johnson, had her umbilical cord wrapped around her baby’s neck. Dr. Hess knew the urgency and went ahead to ensure Leah had successful delivery. Then, Hess, returned to her room to deliver her own baby girl, Ellen Joyce.
This news was shared by a fellow Dr Hala Sabry on Facebook, and now internet is showering all praises to the dedicated doctor.
“Hats off to this #DrMom and member of Physician Moms Group #PMG, Dr. Amanda Hess! This picture was taken minutes after she delivered her second child, Ellen Joyce! Not only does she look like a stunning model but while she was getting into her patient gown to prepare for her induction and delivery she overheard the nurses preparing for a woman in active labor who needed to deliver immediately because the baby was in distress – that baby was coming and needed help!
The patient’s OBGYN was on their way but Dr. Hess (an OBGYN herself) knew that the baby needed attention now! 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!!
Those mamas are bonded for life! And Baby Ellen (and her big sister Kate) will have fun hearing this story when they are older! Doctor moms consistently take care of their own families as well as their patients and their respective families all the time. Great job, Dr. Hess! Now enjoy your maternity leave!”
Social media users complimented Dr Hess for her action and she has also earned a lot of goodwill and respect even from former patients.