Place of birth: why it matters where you labour





What a difference a space makes. SARAH TENNANT investigates birth spaces past and present, and the thinking behind their architecture and design. Winston Churchill once said “We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us”. I’ve been wondering how that theory translates to the buildings within which we give birth. A maternity ward conceals the high-tech equipment in each delivery room – electronic foetal monitor, gas and air canister, newborn resus kit – behind a painted screen, and...


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hello! What a difference a space makes. SARAH TENNANT investigates birth spaces past and present, and the thinking behind their architecture and design. Winston Churchill once said “We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us”. I’ve been wondering how that theory translates to the buildings within which we give birth. A maternity ward conceals the high-tech equipment in each delivery room – electronic foetal monitor, gas and air canister, newborn resus kit – behind a painted screen, and...


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