Video and Photography Policy

Huntington Hospital has some restrictions on videotaping and photographing childbirth. They do not allow direct filming of any medical procedure, including the actual moments of birth and any newborn medical care. Tripods are not allowed either. Videotaping and photography of the patient before and after the delivery, and of the baby after the delivery is allowed provided that the mother and/or the baby are considered medically stable.

This policy reflects a trend that we are seeing across the country, which is a concern that routine gestures, procedures and comments can be scrutinized, reinterpreted and replayed to such an extent that those viewing the images will believe that something improper has taken place.