A 28-year-old doctor who was 36 weeks pregnant was helping to deliver a patient’s baby when she unexpectedly went into labour, Fox News reports.
Dr. Emily Jacobs, a resident obstetrician at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, said she noticed amniotic fluid on her scrubs, but thought it was her patient’s.
She told ABC News that “it wasn’t until I left the room when I realized that it was my water that had broken”.
SHe said she quickly called her husband on phone and hours later, gave birth to a son, Jett Eric Jacobs, who weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces.
While Jett was healthy, Jacobs developed mastitis and required three days of antibiotics and extra hospitalization, The Press-Citizen reported.
“The running joke in the medical field is that OBs seemed to always have complicated pregnancies and deliveries,” she told the news outlet. “But I think all of this will make me a better doctor. Now I can empathize with my patients 100 percent. When they tell me mastitis is worse than labor, I can tell them I totally agree.”