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    Congratulations!

    Have to agree with Tim (k_jupiter). Both of my kids came into this world with a little too much drama. I brought a camera with me both times but didn't use it 'till a few hours after the fact. No regrets.

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    Thank you all for your comments so far. I do realise that the whole process could be so overwhelming that not one shot gets taken in the delivery suite. I am sure there will be a lot taken over the subsequent few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Caulfield
    <snip> I am sure there will be a lot taken over the subsequent few days.
    Indeed!

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    Well, still waiting, so no Delta 3200 has been used yet.... Six days overdue and counting and waiting and waiting....

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    Oooo how are the nails? Best of luck! (though none required).

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    The nails are still intact. Induction will occur on Saturday if nothing happens by then.
    Thanks.

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    I'm really old. The nurses wouldn't let me near thr delivery room for any of my six children. The first was about a month overdue. My wife (of blessed memory) asked the family doctor what to do. He said to take castor oil. She did, with the usual result, but no delivery. The doctor said "No, I meant take the whole bottle." When the delivery finally happened, it took a long time. I waited dutifully in the hospital waiting room. I kept asking at the desk, and they kept saying everything was fine. I fell asleep to be awakened by our parish priest, who said "Where you been, you lazy bum. You had a son hours ago!" For the next 5 kids I waited at home, which is where the doctor called anyway. Needless to say, no delivery photos. This started in 1952 and ended with number 6 in 1960.
    Gadget Gainer

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    Quote Originally Posted by gainer
    I'm really old. The nurses wouldn't let me near thr delivery room for any of my six children. The first was about a month overdue. Needless to say, no delivery photos. This started in 1952 and ended with number 6 in 1960.
    A month overdue??? Hmm, I won't mention THAT one to my wife. Thankfully it looks like things have changed with paternal access to the birth process.

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    Times have indeed changed. I wasn't able to take pictures because the midwife made me help in the final pushes stage.

    What everybody so far is hiding from you is that a seconds-old infant is not photogenic in any way. Even after she was toweled off and wrapped up, my daughter was, frankly, hideous. And, so beautiful that a picture couldn't come close to what I got to see with both eyes open and both hands free. A perfectly composed and shot portrait just wouldn't do the moment justice, and I can't imagine hanging a shot of my misshapen, terrified and incredibly slimy daughter on the wall.

    But around the time that she was passed over to her mother, there were plenty opportunities to take pictures. It was very dark in the birthing room, so a fast film is definitely the way to go, because you might feel weird using a flash. My wife was glad I took pictures, because she was out of it at first and really got something from seeing the photos. There were some good shots to be had under the heat lamp when they cleaned her up. And no Delivery Suite album is complete without a few shots of the placenta :-)

    Best wishes!

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    Well, he was born on Saturday afternoon, and I did take a few pics after the birth. Two with the obstetrician, and a few later. Delta 3200 was the way to go. I was getting about 1/30 s at f4.
    All are well.

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