A new born baby is weighed on a scale

Up Close: Labour and Delivery

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

It’s one of the few situations in healthcare where two patients are being seen to but there is one you cannot see. Our staff are prepared for any quick change of plan in an instant by always staying a few steps ahead and anticipating what is about to unfold.

In this Up Close photo series, you get to have a look at some of the possibilities during child birth at McMaster University Medical Centre. Hopefully it’s a first look for you!

Here’s a short video tour of our labour and delivery department at McMaster University Medical Centre.

If you enjoyed this photo set, have a look at other collections in the Up Close series:

Cogeneration Plant

Biomedical Technology

Open Heart Surgery

Prosthetics and Orthotics in Motion

Trauma Team Response