No one can say that OB-GYN Hilary Conway doesn't go the extra mile for her patients, especially after the incredible triple delivery she pulled off last month.
The mom from Washington gave birth to her second child last month, a baby girl named Verna, and was resting in her hospital room when she received a fateful text message from one of her patients.
Conway had bonded with one of the expecting mothers at her workplace, the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic. Katie Moss was pregnant at the same time as Conway, and the doctor had even given Moss her own cell phone number to call in case of an emergency - which she says is "not something that I give out frequently."
Moss texted Conway saying she had gone into labor with her twins a month before their due date, and the dedicated doctor didn't hesitate to get out of her hospital bed and put on her scrubs.
The pair had another stroke of good luck, because Moss was in the delivery room right next door to Conway's. The OB-GYN stopped to nurse her daughter, before leaving her with a nurse and giving Moss an ultrasound exam.
But the tricky delivery was a lot for the new mom to handle.
Despite the twins arriving a month early, Conway says things went smoothly and she was more than happy to help Moss with the delivery.
“It was awesome to be there for the delivery," she told People. "It’s always a bummer to miss them. Being a healthcare provider is such a huge privilege. Patients trust us with so much, and in OB-GYN, this is magnified.”
As for Moss, she was glad for the help, but definitely surprised when her doctor popped her head around the door.
"I was hoping to see her maybe the next day but not so soon and so awake," Moss told Today.
"She looked completely normal — unlike she just had a baby half a day earlier. After laughing about how crazy it was that we were both in the hospital at the same time, she was like, 'Well, since I'm here, I might as well deliver your babies.'"
The twins had to spend some time in the NICU, but now all three babies are healthy and happy at home.
Conway says helping her patient will make her daughter's birth "that much more special — if it’s even possible," but plays down her amazing story.
"Let’s not forget [Moss] delivered twins, that’s much more amazing!”
What an amazing delivery story!