BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHERS AND WATCHING THEIR VIDEOS FOR PREPARATION

During my pregnancy, I found it very helpful to watch the videos of birth photographers that have documented real births at the hospital I was going to give birth at.

Not all photographers are allowed in the delivery suite or operating theater, so you will only be able to choose an accredited birth photographer that the hospital approves of.

Their videos (that they usually upload onto their Facebook pages or Youtube channels) will give you an insight into the working of the hospital you chose, as well as the general sequins of events on the day. You can even see how the room will look and how the inside of the operating theater or birthing room looks.

Now you may wonder "What is a birth photographer?"

It is a photographer that specializes in the documenting of your birth via photos and video clips. Not all photographers are allowed in the delivery suite or operating theater, so you will only be able to choose an accredited birth photographer that the hospital approves of. As they have attended some sort of course at the hospital to know what they can photograph, where they can photograph and how not to be in the way.

I only found out near the end of my pregnancy that such a service exists and unfortunately there was no more room in the budget to hire one but for my next birth I would love to save up and hire a birth photographer.

I would suggest to all expectant mothers to go and watch some of the births that have taken place at your chosen hospital so that you can be somewhat prepared for the big day. You can also book yourself a birth photographer to document your special day.