Why Recording Isn’t Allowed During Delivery

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It’s a momentous occasion – the birth of your child. You want to capture every second of it, but many hospitals don’t allow you to record the delivery. Why is that? The reason is liability.

If something goes wrong during the delivery and is captured on video, the hospital could be held liable. In this blog post, we will explore why hospitals don’t want you to record your child’s birth, and we will also provide a few tips for parents who are determined to capture this special moment.

Avoiding Liability

Hospitals have a lot of rules and regulations. One of those rules is usually no recording in the delivery room. There are a few reasons for this. The first reason is liability. If something were to happen during the birth and it was recorded, the hospital could be held liable.

Protecting Privacy

Another reason is that hospitals want to protect the privacy of the mother and child. Recording can be intrusive and disruptive to the delivery process. It can also be difficult for staff to focus on their job if they know they’re being recorded.

Tips for Parents Who Want to Record

If you are set on recording your child’s birth, you can do a few things to make it possible. First, talk to your doctor or midwife about your desire to record. They may be able to work with you to find a compromise that works for everyone.

You can also try to find a hospital that is more relaxed about recording in the delivery room. Some hospitals have started to allow it as long as the mother signs a waiver. This is something you can look into when choosing a hospital for your delivery.

Lastly, you can wait to record after the baby is born. This way, you can still capture those precious first moments without disrupting the delivery process.

If you or a loved one has been harmed during the delivery process, it is important to speak with a medical malpractice attorney at Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A.. They can help you understand your rights and options. Call (305) 900-5493 today for a free consultation.