Up Close: Labour and Delivery

A new born baby is weighed on a scale

A birth has so many firsts: first breath, first touch, first kiss, first cry. Even for doctors and nurses who deliver tens of thousands of babies, each first can be as unique as the babies who are born.

Our staff are prepared for any change of plan by always staying a few steps ahead and anticipating what is about to unfold. This is one of the few situations in health care where there are two patients being cared for, but there is one you cannot see.

In this Up Close photo series, get a glimpse into child birth at McMaster University Medical Centre.

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