Amanda Hess, DO, had settled into her hospital room and was waiting for her induction and delivery when she overheard nurses talking about another expectant mom who needed to deliver immediately because her baby was struggling.
The other patient’s doctor was on the way, but realizing that every second was going to count, Dr. Hess stepped in and offered to help, according to an account shared on Facebook by Hala Sabry, DO.
In Dr. Hess’ own words, she “put another gown on to cover my backside, put some splash boots on over my flip flops” and ultimately worked with the medical team to deliver the woman’s baby.
Afterward, Dr. Hess delivered her second child, a girl. The heartwarming story has captivated thousands. Multiple news outlets, including the New York Daily News, the New York Post and WKYT-TV, have shared the story as well.