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Lights! Cameras! Screams! No Action!

Woman About to Give Birth in the Delivery Room of Loretto Hospital in New Ulm, Minnesota...

Image by The U.S. National Archives via Flickr

Having a baby? Leave the Nannycam at home. That’s what some hospitals are telling parents who want to bring video cameras in the delivery room. The idea doesn’t bother either one of us. We didn’t even want to watch it ourselves.

“Please Doc. I’m begging you. Get the mirror out of here.”

Plus, in this day and age of video popularity, your private video could end  up on YouTube or on America’s Funniest Labor Videos. “Look! This is the part where her dentures pop out from screaming too hard.”

Why do you think of the ban?

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2 Responses to Lights! Cameras! Screams! No Action!

  1. Astrid February 7, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    Ha! Oh yes, the mirror….couldn’t she hear that i was already traumatised??
    No photos or videos for me. I think these hospitals are doing a timely community service by not allowing handycams. Nobody wants to accidentally stumble accross THAT movie on a rainy day!

  2. Diane February 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

    I think it’s a great idea from a gross-out standpoint. I mean, who’s going to WANT to watch that? They should ban the mirrors too.

    I think they should also ban the father from being in the room too…but hey, that’s just me.


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