Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Tuesday, December 7

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It's a classic scene: A mother giving birth, with soon-to-be dad orbiting her with a video camera, capturing the moment for posterity. But in many area hospitals, it's a thing of the past. Crain's reports that OB-GYNs increasingly are ordering cameras out of the delivery room, fearing the threat of a malpractice lawsuit (with convenient tape of the incident) if anything goes wrong.

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