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In the early morning hours of July 28, Dr. Emily Jacobs noticed that her own water had broken just after delivering a third baby during her shift — taking her from the role of doctor to patient.

“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,” Jacobs told ABC News.

Jacobs described the shock to the Iowa City Press-Citizen: “It’s funny how fast you go from being a doctor to a patient — and you’re freaking out. One minute you are in control, and then the next, you’re not.”

Ryan, Emily’s husband, got the call around 4:45 a.m. and joined her at the hospital.

Hours later, The Jacobses welcomed  their new son, Jett Jacobs.

Read more at the Iowa City Press-Citizen here.

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