Wednesday, 29 April 2009
- 70% of men and women (asked) agree that dads should be able to stay overnight in hospital with their partner when their baby is born.
This is a really interesting blog from a Midwife in New Zealand who has been creating a virtual birthing center in the online world 'Second Life' based on the work of Italian architect Bianca Lepori.
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
This is one of the Midwife led unit rooms, as you can see, after two years on the MSLC I managed to have the clocks moved from in front of the beds, to behind the beds!
Here's a slightly more Hi tech room.
In contrast, here is a picture of an award winning new birthing room in Cork hospital.
I will be adding more photo's of birthing rooms which I think are innovative or encourage physiological birth.
We are hoping the designers of the Cork room (http://www.rorsa.ie/portfolio.php?category=2&project=87) will come to our next 'A Space to give birth in' event at FACT, Liverpool on May 18th.
I will also add some of the words from the interviews with mothers in Liverpool from the March event, I was watching them last night and they were very powerful.
Fantastic post showing how to use a Rebozo to help reposition a posterior baby.