Another doctor, Hala Sabry, shared the touching story on her Facebook page.
“While [Hess] was getting into her patient gown to prepare for her induction and delivery, she overheard the nurses preparing for a woman in active labour who needed to deliver immediately because the baby was in distress - that baby was coming and needed help,” Sabry wrote on Facebook on 25 July.
Dr Sabry explained that Johnson’s OBGYN (obstetrician-gynecologist) was on the way, but Hess understood the baby needed to be delivered immediately.
Sabry continued: “So, in [Hess’] 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. Doctor mums 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.”
Johnson said, according to the Independent: “I feel very lucky [Hess] was there and the type of person she is and stepped up to do what she did.”