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Videotaping of Births No Longer Allowed

Written by Pathways Magazine   
Thursday, 01 September 2005 00:00

“Concerned that family videos of the birth of a child could be used against them in medical malpractice cases, doctors and hospitals are limiting videotaping in delivery rooms. ‘What once used to be really fun and warm and cozy and so forth is now a potential nail in the coffin from a liability perspective,’ said Dr. John Nelson, the president of the American Medical Association and an obstetrician. Dr. Nelson does not allow families to videotape the birth itself, but they are free to record other events, such as the mother’s first moments with the child.”

Pediatrics, June 2005.

Pathways Issue 7 CoverThis article appeared in Pathways to Family Wellness magazine, Issue #07.

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