Can You Bring a Camera Into the Delivery Room?

Last month we talked about the ban on capturing a baby’s birth on video that is currently in place in many hospitals.  According to recent media reports, it appears that is not only videos that are being limited. Now, still cameras (and cell phone pictures) are also being limited in many hospitals, allegedly out of fear that parents will document evidence of birth injury medical malpractice.

Many parents are upset about this development, not because they wish to have evidence to use against the doctors whom they’ve entrusted to deliver their babies, but because they will be missing photographic evidence of an important part of their lives.

Before doctors, and hospitals, rush to judgment about allowing parents to photograph – or not – it is important to remember that pictures can just as easily show that no medical malpractice was committed and can document a very special time in the life of a family.