Giving birth is probably one of the most intimate moments a person will have in their life, bringing a new baby into the world and one where special bonds are formed between the parents and their newborn child. Childbirth, therefore, is not a usual time for a camera or a photographer to be present.
It is also not possible to record such events or to photograph what can not be seen in terms of the anatomy, the physiological changes or the remarkable events that take place during child birth in and outside of the womb.
It is these particular times when an illustrative point of view is so valuable. A medical artist can record such events with such accuracy that they are an amazing account of what is normally very personal subject matter. And why are such illustrative recordings so valuable? It is because they can be used for education and teaching future parents about childbirth, labour and delivery of a baby.