Post # 17
I am a labor and delivery nurse and I can tell you taking pictures is not always possible. Depends how busy we are, how sick our patients are. It is also a bonus and not a requirement, I think you should let the medical staff focus on providing medical care.
Post # 18
I’m not looking for photos to advertise.. I’m talking about personal photos for our own memories…
Pictures of the baby being put on my chest for the first time with Fiance right there… pictures of him cutting baby’s cord… things like that. For personal memories.
Post # 19
My l&d nurse actually if we wanted her to take a picture for us. So we have one of the 3 of us and one of the 3 of us with the doctor. My husband took the rest – him getting measured, etc. We don’t have one of him cutting the cord, but, for me, that wasn’t one I was really concerned about. He did, however, get one of the placenta. Gross!! I could definitely live without seeing that!! LOL
Post # 20
@gpsp2B: Hey girl, I know you probably saw my FB post on this yesterday but I wanted to comment on here to as to why you may want to ask someone other than your mom. A close friend even or a talented nurse. Your mom will most likely get so wrapped up in the delivery and all the ohhing and ahhing over her grandbaby that she will miss some of the shots you want to capture. I told my mom that she couldn’t be the photographer for me just for that reason. I had to remind her of the many many dance videos and football games where we only saw the side lines because she was too caught up in the game or dance. I couldn’t handle not getting those pictures. So I got a professional 🙂 But she’s a family friend and we’re getting a huge discount so that’s the only reason I’m doing it.
Post # 21
I had a c-section and the nurse did it. I’m so glad! She got the baby and I, right after they pulled him out, him on the scale. I love them.
I recently got STUCK in a delivery room, with the mom, dad, both MILS, and SIL. And they all were taking pictures except dad and mom of course. I would just have your mom there to get the after pictures.
Post # 22
@cowgirlace: Oh, how beautiful! What amazing memories to capture!
Post # 23
@gpsp2B: My sister had a C-section, so no one but her boyfriend was allowed back there. Once she’d been cleaned off, my parents were allowed to go back and my dad took the pictures.
Post # 24
@gpsp2B: We did have a birth photographer but she is a dear friend so it was much cheaper than hiring someone. She’s also a nurse at the hospital where I delivered, so she pretty much finished her shift, took a shower, grabbed a bite to eat, and came downstairs to take photos!
I know you’re not interested in hiring someone, but do you have a doula or support person/coach in addition to your husband? We had doulas and they told us they were able to take photos if we needed them to.
Post # 25
@SouthernSunshine: I did see that! Hiring a photographer isn’t in our budget much :/ but my mom actually kind of WANTS to be there for that… but that is something to consider that I will talk to her about!!! thanks chica!
Post # 26
@cowgirlace: those are amazing! I just sent that link to my photographer! Like I teared up at those 🙂
Post # 27
With my 1st, the nurse offered to take pics for us. So you can ask one of the nurses of they don’t mind… they usually don’t.
I wanted pics and video this time around but was too in the moment to remond my dh… I have memories LOL.
Post # 28
for my first one, the nurses took the picture of the baby and me(i looked terrible)
Post # 29
I agree with the other labor and delivery nurse as I am one as well. We definitely would love to take pictures for all our patients but can’t always due to other things going on. If your dead set of getting those pictures then I’d have a relative present or professional to get them. In circumstances of c-sections there does seem to be a few others present that can get a few since we know only one person is allowed in the OR. However our main responsibility is caring for the new mom and new baby from a medical standpoint so ultimately we cant always get those pictures. Good luck and congrats.
Post # 30
What about getting a doula? I believe that is part of why people hire them as well as labour support and education