What You Need to Know Before You Bring a Video Camera Into the Birthing Suite

There are few days as special as the birth of your child.  Many expecting parents show up at the hospital with all the birthing essentials – their cell phones, numbers of people to call with the exciting news, a camera and a video camera. 

However, in many Pennsylvania hospitals you will not be able to use that video camera right away.  Many hospitals have strict policies preventing parents, and others, from videotaping births. One of the reasons for this is to prevent a recording of any potential birth injury or obstetrical medical malpractice during the birthing process.

Do you think this policy is fair?  Should you be prevented from a digital recording of this most special day because doctors are afraid you’ll record their mistakes?  Leave us a comment and let us know.