An ordinary box spring of one meter twenty wide, a table, a chair, even a bath and a shower, homely curtains and a bouquet of flowers. Nothing suggests that you're actually just in a hospital have landed at the department of maternity. ‘The Living’, such as the brand new delivery room is called, must respond to the increasing demand of future parents to be as natural as possible birth. “A lot of people would prefer home birth but dare that because of the medical aspect or don't have enough space for. For those people, we have The Living room designed,” says Karima Soussi, hoofdvroedvrouw of the AZ Monica.
Parents desire more and more to as personal possible delivery. Where formerly opted for the nearest hospital, visiting future parents are now all different materniteitafdelingen. These are the so-called materniteitshoppers
The Living is a converted traditional delivery room in a quiet place in the hospital where the future mom can give birth as they prefer. “There can be chosen to give birth in the bed, the shower, the bath or simply on a bar stool. Just like that at home would have been the case. Nowhere will the parents-to-be medical equipment available,” said Soussi. The big advantage according to the hoofdvroedvrouw is the fact that you as parents fully self-determine how your child's world and that you at the same time, the assurance that complications fast and appropriate action can be taken. “Only births without complications are eligible to be in The Living room to give birth. When there know is of possible complications, the birth in a traditional delivery room.”