Labor and Delivery Photography,
Video and Audio Recording Policy
We are delighted that you chose to have your baby at our medical center and would like you to be able to document this momentous occasion.
In order for us to deliver the best possible care, we have established the following policy for photography, video and audio recording while you are with us.
- Photography, video and audio equipment will be allowed to enable the family to capture visual and/or sound recording of the birth experience, if the Physician (MD) / Allied Health Professional (AHP), Anesthesiologist and Nurse (RN) agree.
- Photography, video and audio recording must not interfere with patient safety, the ability to provide care or the privacy of other patients.
Specific areas and limitations:
- Labor and Delivery Rooms: photography, video or audio recordings will be allowed by family members if verbal consent is obtained from the MD, AHP and RN. The consent to record is revocable at any time, for any reason, should any of the healthcare providers request it. The camera operator must be stationary and in an area that does not interfere with care. The nurse will determine when the support person may approach the infant stabilette.
- Operating Room: Photography, video and audio recording are only allowed after the birth of the baby and are only allowed at the “anesthesia” end of the OR table and at the infant stabilette. No photography, video or audio recording are allowed of the operative field, i.e., below the vertical operative drape that separates the mother’s head from the rest of the surgical field.
- Labor and Delivery Operating Room: Photography, video and audio recordings are not allowed during the administration of anesthesia (i.e. epidurals, spinal and general anesthesia).
- Recovery Room: To insure the safety and privacy of all patients, videotaping will be permitted at the discretion of the nurse and confined to the patient care area.