Instagram of The Day: Live Webcast Of Births
Photographer Cate DePrisco posts photos of her project Instabirthstory on Instagram. The project involves collecting photo stories about giving birth. DePrisco receives invitations from women who want to have their birthing experience documented; she goes to delivery units and broadcasts the events. DePrisco posts captions on discussions with the parents-to-be about their emotions on having a child. She also talks with their friends.
Recently she published the story of the birth of a first baby in the Ashers family:
For their second baby, Dad was in the early stages of medical school. Whenever something would happen he'd jumping in and wanting to know what was going on. Finally the Dr said, "Today you are here for your wife, not to learn. Stop asking questions!" Well, today, he's stopped asking questions and is incredibly calm. #instabirthstory #birthstory
When the nurse walked in Mom and Dad informed her she just had a contraction. "Good!" she said, "because I asked the other nurses out there what I should tell you and they said have the photographer leave and we will put a sign on the door that says do not disturb for a little while and we'd leave you two… Alone." #instabirthstory #birthstory
Med Student Dad just taught mom how to read the charts to see if she's having a contraction. She doesn't have an epidural, but she's not feeling the contractions the same way she has in the past. Today, they're in the bum instead of her back and they're not very strong… At least not yet. #instabirthstory #birthstory