Giving birth to a child is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times in any mother’s life. Seeing the life you created with your partner is unlike any other experience anyone could ever have. You just have to hope that everything goes as safely as planned.
Kristina McIntosh of Omaha, Nebraska, expected to give birth to her first child on her own birthday, but she began experiencing painful contractions early. That’s when the doctor decided the mom-to-be needed to have an emergency C-section.
Once the doctor successfully delivered the baby, however, the new parents told him something about themselves that left him speechless…
When expecting parents Kristina McIntosh and Kyle Smith of Omaha, Nebraska, learned that Kristina was going to give birth to their daughter on her birthday, they were elated. But as it so happens, pregnancy is unpredictable, and it seemed like the baby had other plans!
After experiencing extremely painful contractions prior to her due date, Kristina rushed to the hospital to have her doctor assess the situation. It was then that she learned she was going to have to deliver her child earlier than expected.
Not only was she going to give birth earlier than expected, but Kristina needed an emergency C-section. After her doctor successfully delivered the baby, however, Kristina and Kyle told him something that left him speechless…
“My contractions were so bad that she was just constantly quivering, so they had to do an emergency C-section,” Kristina recalled in an interview. It was after her delivery, however, that she and her husband had a startling realization.
The very doctor who had just delivered their daughter, Hunter-Rose Smith, had also actually delivered both Kristina and Kyle just over 20 years ago! “It was weird because I had never met him in my life, but my mom’s like, ‘Oh yeah, I know him, he’s great,'” she explained.
While Dr. Jorge Sotolongo was performing the C-section, he didn’t realize at all who Kristina was. But after walking over to Kyle following the procedure, he learned of his close ties to the family and couldn’t believe it.
“He comes over, ‘Everything went great,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, it was probably the same situation when you delivered me,’ and he had kind of a puzzled look,” Kyle recalled. “And that’s when I told him, yeah, he had delivered me. He was kind of shocked.”
The couple had initially come to the realization after looking at Kyle’s birth certificate while anticipating the upcoming birth of their daughter. When they discovered Dr. Sotolongo was still working at the hospital, they were in disbelief.
Dr. Sotolongo was obviously excited to find out he’d delivered Kristina, Kyle, and Hunter-Rose. “I was surprised,” he recalled during an interview about the coincidence. “I was very surprised. I realized I’ve been doing this for a while.”
To think that the very same doctor delivered both Kristina and Kyle and their baby is pretty wild. It’s certainly not an experience any of them will soon forget. See the parents describe the moment they had the realization below…
What a unique experience for all parties involved. It must be so cool to know that you and your children were delivered by the same person!
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