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Would you hire a birth photographer?

June 18, 2012 at 11:33 AM ET

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Here's an unusual trend for you: Expectant mothers are bringing paid photographers into the delivery room.

According to the New York Times, birth photography is gaining popularity. While many of the babyrazzi keep things above the waist, some mothers reportedly ask for a "crowning shot." Yikes. The ladies worried that this may be the definition of "not your best angle."

"People videotape it, but it's usually not a stranger," Hoda reasoned. "Aren't there a limited number of people allowed in there?"

KLG seconded this point, worrying that a photographer could lean in for a shot and potentially knock the doctor out of the way.

Do you think this is a good idea? Or are some things just too personal?

Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor. She doesn't really like to be photographed with her clothes ON.

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