Labor, Birth, Delivery Capture your child’s entrance through picture or video

Video Labor birth ChildCapture the memory of your child being born: Millions of babies are born each and every year. Even though nine months can seem like forever sometimes, it can actually go by faster than new parents could imagine. Unfortunately, many of them get caught up in the whirlwind and are at risk of forgetting some of the most important moments of bringing their child into the world. That is why many of them choose to document all aspects of labor, birth and delivery.

Water birth and other unconventional deliveries : Another reason why new parents have decided to capture the event on film is because they have chosen an unconventional route to delivery. The vast majority of new mothers choose a hospital delivery; one that is old fashioned, as well as tried and true. Others are having their babies in everything from specialized positions to birthing pools and even in their own homes with the assistance of a midwife. If you are an expectant mother, you may want to read up on birthing literature, such as the Oxorn-Foote Human Labor and Birth, which covers all aspects of the process. Once you are aware of everything that goes on during labor and delivery, you will be better equipped to choose the right birthing process for you and your baby.

Capture it all through pictures: Once you are ready to deliver, you will want to make sure you can preserve the moment. It can be recorded on video and picture, through the use of a film camera, a digital camera, video camera, and even cell phone cameras. One thing to keep in mind is that if you choose a film camera, is that birthing pictures can be very graphic, and while most photo labs will develop them, there may be labs that will not, due to the graphic nature. So you may want to check around and find out which labs will and which ones won’t develop the pictures. If you don’t have a digital camera, this might be a good time to invest in one.

Preserve it all on video: Since the invention of the video camera, millions of new parents have captured the moment on film. Using a video camera not only removes the need to have pictures developed by an outside source, but it also provides an exact copy of all the sights and sounds of a baby’s entrance, especially their very first cry. The latest video cameras can also take video stills, and the newest digital cameras can take video as well. If you are expecting, you now have even more choices than ever, and you are bound to find one that is perfect for you. Whichever route you choose, it is best to preplan so you will have everything ready when you need it, that way, no one will be scrambling for a camera at the worst possible time. You could even go ahead and pack the camera, along with extra film, tapes, memory cards, and batteries so that everything will be ready to go.