We are all affected by the space we are in, especially when we are in an emotionally sensitive state. Can design make childbirth easier and more natural?
A birthing room is constantly exposed to intensive wear and tear. Demands for hygiene and durability have left us with a cold but “functional” environment. But when we give birth in the room, it should also manifest a sacred and harmonic expression. Today’s stress and its view of childbirth have affected women to the extent that Cesarean sections have increased heavily all over the world, resulting in more complications.
In my project, I have investigated the possibility to use design to create a more sacred and harmonic expression to promote more natural childbirth, without lowering standards of hygiene and function.