Take a Moment to Get Camera-Ready
Again, there's no rush. Not only is it important for you to enjoy your first moments with your new baby, but let's be real: although you might marvel at the miracle of life, your co-worker might not want to see a baby still covered in blood, your squeamish friend might not be ready to see a newborn still attached to the umbilical cord, and Great Aunt Milly might have a hard time focusing on you and your little newbie when your placenta is sitting on a table in the background.
This doesn't mean you have to wait to orchestrate a fully staged photo shoot or, conversely, avoid snapping photos throughout those first magical moments. In fact, we love looking at birth story photos as much as the next mum, but keep them for yourselves for now and try to make the first official baby photo a clean one.