*A Space to Give Birth In*

Monday 18th May 2009 10am - 4pm - Gallery 1 FACT - Wood St, Liverpool

Exploring Design for health- Maternity Rooms

With presentations from-

LJMU Design department and Deverra- a video summary from the first ‘A Space to give birth in’ event in FACT in March 2009- a forum on requirements for women in the design of spaces for labour http://deverra.blogspot.com/

National Childbirth Trust- Better Birth Environment campaign update

Marc O Riain Designers of the award winning Cork Maternity unit birthing rooms (http://www.idi-design.ie/awards/2007/grandprix.htm)

Bianca Lepori is an anthropologically, medically and psychologically informed architect and designer living in Rome. Over the past twenty years, she has researched women’s psycho-physiological needs at birth and successfully redesigned birthplaces and furniture accordingly. Her books, articles, lectures and consultancy on this subject have contributed to attitudinal change, practice and implementation. She is a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs in London.
Author of: Creating Birth Space to Enable Undisturbed Birth in Birth Territory and Midwifery Guardianship(2008) by Fahy, Foureur, and Hastie (Elsevier) http://www.sheilakitzinger.com/Features/Bianca%20Lepori.htm

Fri 27 Mar 2009 11am - 2pm - Gallery 1 FACT - Wood St, Liverpool

*A Space to Give Birth In*  First of two workshops within Climate of Change at FACT

Come to Watch + Breathe + Talk + Do

There is a room made between the instinctive body and hospital practice where babies arrive. We are interested in design proposals to develop ways in which that space can help birth preparation, labour and recovery.

WATCH - Birth Matters- a Short film created by Nadine Edwards from the charity AIMS (association for improvements in Maternity services)

BREATHE- Group workshop and display of yoga, movement and breathing to facilitate birth by Doula Jenni Jones

TALK - contribute to our process by sharing your experiences or recommendations for spaces of birth

DO - Public creation of two giant collages/mood boards of 'Births - the experience and environment' - this may be an ideal or actual experience.

We are a X-disciplinary team of students + health + design professionals. This is a collaboration between Deverra, Doula UK, LJMU, National Childbirth Trust, AIMS, Liverpool PCT and FACT.

This is an initial public workshop which will inform a design process which is due to present again in FACT on 18 May.

Please wear loose clothes if you want to participate in the Yoga demonstration.

For More Info Contact

c.r.jones@ljmu.ac.uk <mailto:c.r.jones@ljmu.ac.uk>
0151 904 1117.


07951 402441



Deverra received a Level 1 UnLtd Award in October 2008 to set up as a Social enterprise. 

Deverra  is a social enterprise, which will invest its profit back into supporting its target beneficiaries.