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Do webcams and cameras belong in the delivery room?

According to ABC News, Meritus Medical Center in Maryland will no longer allow delivery room pictures or videos until five minutes after the birth. Critics say it’s because the hospital features the photographic evidence could be used in a lawsuit. Some parents are upset because they’ll miss their child’s first few moments of life.
Here’s the flip side.
KSDK-TV reports that thanks to Skype and a laptop webcam an Airman based in Afghanistan got to see his wife deliver their son in an operating room in Missouri.
Feel free to comment on where you stand.
Do webcams and cameras belong in the delivery room? Are they a distraction to the medical staff?

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Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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