Over her 20 years as a Labour and Delivery nurse at Joseph Brant Hospital, Melissa Peters has been there for many of life’s most incredible moments.
“I counted every delivery I was part of at the beginning, but I stopped when I hit 1,000 which was in 2004,” she said.
And of course, there are some families and birth stories that stick out, including a family who had nine children, all at JBH, and Melissa was there for three of them.
But nothing as memorable as delivering a baby in the parking lot.
“We received a call from a volunteer that someone was delivering in the parking lot, and the physician on call was performing surgery,” Melissa said.