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Pregnant doctor goes into labor during patient's delivery

4 years 1 month 2 days ago Saturday, September 23 2017 Sep 23, 2017 September 23, 2017 7:43 PM September 23, 2017 in News
Source: ABC News
By: ABC News

IOWA - A pregnant doctor went into labor while delivering her patient's baby. 

OB-GYN Emily Jacobs was in the process of delivering her patient's baby when she noticed some fluid leaking. 

"I noticed what I thought was the amniotic fluid of the patient, as the baby was delivering," Jacobs told ABC News. "It wasn't until I left the room when I realized that it was my water that had broken." 

The 28-year-old was ushered into a triage room by her supervisor where she waited for labor confirmation. 

"I was freaking out a little bit because we were still seeing patients," Jacobs said. 

One of Jacobs' colleagues, Keely Ulmer, happened to be on the floor when Jacobs went into labor. 

"It was a pretty special experience," Ulmer said. "She did a wonderful job and her husband was very supportive. I am grateful to be part of the experience." 

Since her delivery, Jacobs' thought her unique birth story made her a better doctor who is "more understanding" of her pregnant patients. 

 "People will come in [who are] in pre-term labor often ... very worried about the health of their baby and health of themselves. Until [I went] through it, I can definitely appreciate just how worried and nervous you get," Jacobs' said.

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