A doctor who helped a Congresswoman go through a high risk pregnancy was honored yesterday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Dr. Jessica Bienstock, who specializes in high-risk pregnancies at Johns Hopkins University, helped representative Jaime Herrera Beutler, congresswoman's baby, Abigail Rose, now 1-year old, survive a rare condition in the womb. Abigail had Potter syndrome and didn't have kidneys.
The disease causes the babies to have under-developed lungs and nearly always they newborns cquickly suffocate. Dr. Bienstock injected saline in the Congresswoman's uterus and the baby improved substantially.
"If she's a happy, healthy miracle, Dr. Bienstock is the miracle worker who helped give the gift of help and life to this family," Speaker of the House John Boehner said when he introduced Bienstock on the House floor.
Abigail was born two months premature without kidneys and spent her first five months in intensive care. She is on dialysis and will need a transplant.
It was a touching moment and the Speaker even got teary eyed a bit thanking Bienstock and all doctors and those in the medical fields who help deliver miracle babies each year. Check out the video: