This Brave Ob-Gyn Walked Through a Flood to Deliver Two Babies

Instead of calling AAA and playing Candy Crush while he waited (which, frankly, I'd be tempted to do), the hard-working doc stayed true to the Hippocratic Oath and started out on foot. "As soon as I opened the door, the water just hit me in my face," he told CBS News. "I left the car in the middle of the road, just got out and started walking." But the trip wouldn't be easy—he'd have to wade through nearly waist-high water before reaching the hospital. Multitasker that he is, Dr. Maximos also made frequent calls to the nurses to check on his understandably freaked-out patients.

Still, Dr. Maximos said he "was determined to make it," and like a good Hollywood movie, he did—just in time to deliver Melissa Vasquez's daughter, Mila. Soon after, the soaking-wet ob-gyn also helped bring Monika Thiede's son, Bradley, into the world. No word on what he did right afterward, but my guess is change his clothes, wring out his shoes, and celebrate with a well-earned glass of bubbly. And maybe start shopping for a new car.

Bonnie Gibbs Vengrow is a New York City-based writer and editor who traded in her Blackberry and Metro card for playdates and PB&J sandwiches—and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to watch her feisty, funny son grow up.Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.

For Pamela, a routine doctor's appointment turned into an emergency c-section when the doctor found that her baby's heart was skipping beats. Watch her describe the whirlwind of events that led up to the birth of her son.

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