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Some things to think about

By Hilary MacGregor

8:51 PM EDT, September 6, 2012

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The first question is whether you want documentary evidence of childbirth. If the answer is yes, there are a few things to consider:

Pros: Mothers can catch magical moments they missed during the event itself.

Cons: Professionals say mothers must be careful who is invited into the birthing space. Maternal stress can hinder the actual birth.

Cost: Jodie Myers (www.mybirthmovie.com) charges $1,395 for raw footage of a home-birth, up to $3,500 for an edited, documentary-quality short film shot in the hospital.

Other options for capturing the birth: Set up a tripod. Have your friend/mother/husband film. Consider turning the camera on after the baby is born.