Post # 1
The thought of having a photographer at the birth of my (future!) children never crossed my mind, but as my husband and I are talking about trying for kids soon, I’ve been seeing this trend a lot recently. One particular photographer did a beautiful job of it, and I think it has me sold on the idea!
What do you ladies think? Would you have a photographer at the birth of your baby, yay or nay? Why or why not?
Post # 3
I don’t think I would. About ten years ago I saw photo of my cousin giving birth to her son. It was taken just as he was getting his belly out of her hooha. I nearly vomited.
But each their own.
Post # 4
I definitely couldn’t do it. I think it’s a little intrusive as it’s a very personal moment. Family members with cameras, okay. Professionals with cameras while I’m giving birth, ew no way. And heaven forbid, but what if something went wrong? But if you guys are into it, go for it!
Post # 5
I have to agree with holly. It’s a very personal moment which in my opinion should only be between you, your partner and the doctors. Pictures after the event are fine but I have no interest in seeing my lil spawn creating an Aliens moment with my lady bits.
Post # 6
I have a friend who did it and apparently it’s a thing now. I just find it creepy and wierd and I personally wouldn’t do it. But if you and your husband want to go ahead.
Post # 8
I had a friend who recently had a baby do it for her water birth. The pics weren’t that bad b/c they were B&W. But the baby was born with a lot of baby acne so they asked us to help them photoshop the pimples out of his solo pics b/c they were embarrased to show the pics to family.
I know some people are all for it but I HATE if anyone takes pics of me w’o makeup so I can only imagine HOW horrible I’d look giving birth. Yucky!
Post # 9
Um, no. Considering I don’t want anyone but DH with me in the delivery room (other than doctors and nurses of course), why on earth would I want a complete stranger taking pictures of me in our most personal moments?
Post # 10
Never. That will be a private moment between me and my husband (and whatever necessary medical professionals).
Post # 11
I’ve seen some disturbing pictures (posted on Facebook no less!) of this kind of thing. And the mothers always look just wrecked after that experience.
Post # 12
My first thought is HELL TO THE NO! But, I have seen some very tastefully well done photos. Part of me feels like the birth of a child is a private, precious moment. Another part of me feels like it would be nice to document that very special time in photos (not photos of my hoo-hah, but photos of the experience in general). Now that I’m almost 22 weeks pregnant, it is an issue that I’m kind of going back and forth on. At first I wasn’t open to the idea at all, but after seeing some other Bees who posted their birth photos I’m at least going to keep an open mind and consider doing it. The ones I’ve seen on here are not creepy, graphic, or distasteful at all, so maybe that helps make it seem less gross to me. And no, there’s no way in hell I’d post them all over facebook for the world to see. I was thinking it would be something we put in an album or a baby book or keep for ourselves or our children.
Post # 13
I STILL wish we would’ve had birth photography done and DD is 7 1/2 months! The photographer friend of my MW that was supposed to come ended up with a stomach bug that day. =(
As the days pass it’s REALLY easy to forget about the birth experience so having “documentation” is so nice! I hardly remember DS’s birth and had to get my face sheet from my MW to really remember DD’s.
Next time there is no way I’m not having it done!
Post # 14
no way! that’s just weird.
Post # 16
I agree with bees who want it to be a private moment. My cousin had this done, and the pictures were quite tasteful and beautiful, but it’s just not for me. Once baby and I are cleaned up a bit we can take plenty of pictures to remember that day and meeting our child for the first time…but I really have no need to remember the actual labor and pushing, I think I’d rather forget that part!