Hi everyone! I’ll be TTC in a few months and I’m a planner (which I KNOW can only go so far with kids ). I’ve started thinking about the birth, which will be at the hospital where I work. COVID guidelines may still be in place one year from now, so I may only be able to have one person in the room (which I’d probably prefer, but it’s definitely too soon to know for sure).
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone set up a tripod and phone or some type of camera to video record their birth? I’m not sure I want a camera down there, but I really want to capture that first skin-to-skin moment. I also don’t want my mom to be fussing with a cell phone or camera during all of this (she’s not good with them and I want her to be present in the moment with me). I also don’t think I want a photographer/filmographer in the room with me (especially if I can only have one visitor, that’s out of the question).
If I am able to have another visitor and I decide on a friend to be in the room with me, I could give them the job of video recording. But what if this isn’t possible? And what if I’d rather them take still pictures or just be in the moment with us?
I’m also not knowledgeable about phones and cameras (I have a [name_f]Galaxy[/name_f] Samsung) so if there’s something you recommend I buy, please let me know! I’m willing to buy a new cell phone between now and then anyway (mine is several years old) so if there’s one out there that will be especially good for this situation, that would be great!!