June 17, 2012

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Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein, author of Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank, talking to The New York Times for the recent trend story on hiring delivery room photographers:

"There is a lot of pressure to not just cherish the birth experience but to promote it as this beautiful thing," she said. "Then you're going to get into your skinny jeans the next day and have a beautiful photograph of you looking absolutely beautiful and well rested with your perfect-looking baby, like all the celebrities."

Still, Dr. Epstein said, "Now that I have an 18-year-old, it would be wonderful to look at these beautiful photos of him being born."
Her son, she added, would probably disagree. "He doesn't even want his picture taken now," she said. "He's not going to want one on the way out of my vagina."

Honey, the Baby Is Coming; Quick, Call the Photographer [nyt]
Previously, related: Your365? Has Disney Baby's 'bedside partner' Our365 visited you in the hospital?

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