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Pregnant doctor delivers patient's baby before having her own

Dr. Amanda Hess helped deliver another woman's baby before she gave birth to her own. (Source: WKYT/CNN) Dr. Amanda Hess helped deliver another woman's baby before she gave birth to her own. (Source: WKYT/CNN)

FRANKFORT, KY (WKYT/CNN) - She's usually ready to step in and deliver a baby with little notice.

But a Kentucky OBGYN found herself jumping into action on a day she was at the hospital as a patient, ready to have her own baby.

"Bringing life into the world is one of the most amazing things that you get to be apart of," said Dr. Amanda Hess.

Hess says she often gets to experience the joy over and over again.

"You know, I love doing what I do. I love taking care of mothers and babies and really a lot of doctors are always thinking of their patients even when they're a patient themselves," she said.

On Sunday night she proved that. Just moments before she was scheduled to have her own baby, Hess says she noticed another soon to be mother at the hospital.

"My husband actually said is that a woman screaming and she was completely dilated," Hess said.

But before Hess would have her own baby she insisted on helping one last patient.

"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 and I knew her," Hess said.

The patient had just had her last checkup with Hess.

The hospital said the on-call doctor was on his way back to the hospital after leaving for a break. But Hess said there was not any time to waste so she delivered that patient’s baby.

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

Hess still had one more delivery scheduled, but this time it was her own.

After a night of helping others Hess finally got to meet her healthy baby girl.

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