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Pregnant Doctor goes into labour while delivering patient's baby


A pregnant doctor, Emily Jacobs unexpectedly went into early labour while delivering another woman’s child.
The 28-year-old OB-GYN with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, welcomed a baby boy, Jett Jacobs while taking delivery of a baby. She mistook the amniotic fluid she saw during delivery to be her patients' not knowing it was hers. Emily told ABC news:
 “I noticed what I thought was amniotic fluid of the patient as the baby was delivering.“It wasn’t until I left the room when I realized that it was my water that had broken.“I was freaking out a little bit because we were still seeing patients and [my supervisor] just kind of smiled and told me to go back in one of the triage rooms and wait for her to confirm that it was my water.”
Keely Ulmer, Jacobs’ colleague, mentioned that she was surprised Jacobs had gone into labour a month earlier, adding that it was a pleasure helping her with the delivery.
Ulmer who is also 28 years old commented on Jacob's incident saying:
I happened to be on Labour and Delivery, so it was a pretty special experience to share with a special classmate. She did a wonderful job and her husband was very supportive. I am grateful to be part of the experience.
A first-time mom, Jacobs believes her unique birth story has made her a better doctor who is “more understanding” of her expectant patients, she said.

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