The family physicians' patients were admitted to the birthing room
more often than the obstetricians' patients.
The bedrooms are birthing rooms
. Emergency medical equipment is handy but out of sight.
It wasn't so long ago that men were kept out of the birthing room
, as they paced the corridors nervously waiting to hear news of the newborn.
A friend of mine visited recently with her newborn baby and as she vented about how long she spent lying in the hospital corridor before getting into the birthing room
and how exhausted she was and how she hadn't sat down properly for three days (you don't see that on the nappy adverts), all I could think about was that I had older stuff in my fridge.
There is an additional short series of "birthing room
yoga" poses described with photographs that is available as a free handout on this website (Talk Birth, 2011).
Matthew Kamil, left, endocrinologist at the hospital's Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate, and his wife, Robin, who donated to the hospital's legacy society to commemorate a birthing room
in honor of their first child, Cassidy.
Moments after entering what would soon become the birthing room
Diana Mosquera, owner of Diana's Birthing Room
in South Florida, runs courses on childcare and infant nursing.
We were in a different house by then and we used the spare bedroom as the birthing room
In the end, as medicine became increasingly specialized, general practitioners "would find themselves eliminated from the birthing room
" as well.
The CCG's joint locality executive board decided last month to introduce a 24/7 on-call system to allow low-risk women to give birth in Berwick, either in a birthing room
or at home, with in-patient post-natal care.
Should these questions not be discussed as openly as who will be in the birthing room
? By not acknowledging the possibility of special beliefs about birth, are we not discounting the family itself.