It's no wonder some women like to have a photographer capture the special moments of childbirth. When you see a mother's pure joy that comes from seeing her baby for the first time, you want to hold onto that moment forever.
For Dara Crouch, having a photographer there during her labor was extra special because she didn't know the gender of her baby.
Nowadays, opting to keep things "old-fashioned" without a pre-planned gender reveal is uncommon. Grand gender reveals have taken over the internet, and most parents can't wait to find out the gender of their baby and throw a party to celebrate their soon-to-be baby girl or boy.
"As a labor and delivery nurse you get the emotions going on in the room ... you sometimes bond a lot when you've been taking care of someone for 12-plus hours," Crouch said of her work. "But nothing compares with the excitement I felt with Liam."
Emily Brady is a member of the FamilyShare content team. She studied Communication with an emphasis in journalism. She loves photography and finding a good book to read in her hammock on a sunny, breezy day.