Dr. Amanda Hess holds her newborn baby Ellen Joyce.

When you’re in labor, it’s nearly impossible to focus on anyone other than yourself. But when one Kentucky obstetrician heard that a mom in another room was having trouble delivering her baby, she jumped into action – even though she was about to deliver too.

Amanda Hess, DO, was preparing to be induced to deliver her second child at Frankfort Regional Medical Center on July 23 when she overheard that another mom, Leah Halliday-Johnson, needed to deliver immediately. Her fourth baby was arriving more quickly than expected, and her umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck, Halliday-Johnson told PEOPLE. Hess had just changed into her patient gown, but she knew that baby needed attention – and fast.

“I put on some boots over my flip flops and found another gown to cover myself…

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