The virtual birthing unit project/Privacy

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Knock. Image by Jenny Downing. Second Life build by Aaron Griffiths for the SLENZ project. CC By

A theme that crops up every time you talk to women about what they want in their birthing environment is privacy. Whenever you go into a birthing room you should knock and wait to be invited into the room. The virtual birthing room has been designed with an anteroom which adds to the feeling of privacy for the woman.

Symon, A., Paul, J., Butchart, M., Carr, V., & Dugard, P. (2008b). Maternity unit design study part 3:environmental comfort and control. British Journal of Midwifery,16, 3, 167-171.

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