When one Iowa OB-GYN resident went to work one day, she thought the only babies she would be delivering would be ones that belonged to her patients.
However, just after helping a patient deliver her baby, 28-year-old Emily Jacobs, who had about a month left in her own pregnancy, realized she was in labor herself. “I noticed what I thought was amniotic fluid of the patient as the baby was delivering,” Jacobs said.
“It wasn’t until I left the room when I realized that it was my water that had broken,” Jacobs said. “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.”
A few hours later, Jacob welcomed a healthy baby boy, Jett Jacobs, and she believes the experience made her a better doctor. “It’s definitely made me more empathetic and more aware of what it’s like going through some pregnancy complications,” she said. “People will come in in preterm 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.”
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[Featured image: ABC News/Emily Jacobs]