'Nature called' - Midwife abandons hair appointment in foils to deliver baby
A dedicated midwife abandoned her hair appointment halfway through her highlight top-up to deliver a patient's baby.
American nurse Carrie Hall dashed from the salon with foil still in her hair to respond to a delivery that had proceeded quicker than expected.
A photo of the midwife, from Hyden, Kentucky, was shared by Frontier Nursing University, where the nurse completed her training.
"There's a first time for everything! Thought I'd share. I was at the salon and nature called," she wrote in the caption of the amusing photo in which she is holding a newborn.
Speaking to parenting website CafeMom, Carrie said: "It was just an ordinary day on call when I thought I'd chance a hair appointment for a color! I called prior to going to my appointment and there was a patient in labor but she wasn't progressing rapidly. My hair dresser, Demaris, had just finished foiling my hair when the nurses called and said the patient was ready to deliver.
"The local hospital was five minutes away so, foils and all , I went to catch a baby."
Those commenting on Frontier Nursing University's Facebook post were quick to question the state of Carrie's hair but the nurse happily posted a follow up image of her shiny blonde locks to prove no damage had been done.