Special deliveries: St. Paul’s Hospital a centre for treating and delivering the highest-risk mothers in the province

If you want proof of the extraordinary lengths to which women will go to bring new life into the world, spend a week in a maternity ward. Here, a steady stream of women brave pain and illness, endure weeks of bedrest and diagnostic tests, and undergo surgery and sleepless nights ­— all to birth their babies safely. They may end up in intensive care, in the operating room or have their newborns sent to intensive care. But they get through it, drawing strength from a fierce and beautiful love for a child they have never met. And every time it gets hard, the staff of St. Paul’s Hospital are there: holding their hands, calming their fears, coaching them through labour and treating complicated conditions with stunning expertise. Read the full story here