The House of Birth originated from the Azuka hospital in Japan, from ‘the amazing moment of baby birth.’ Delivery at the Azuka hospital is strictly personalized, with five maternity nurses and one doctor assigned to every single mother’s delivery schedule, just like a family. Childbirth at the Azuka hospital is slow, safe and comfortable.
Childbirth is life and culture more than it is medical service. Hospital childbirth has started due to environmental changes since the industrial revolution, and the core of childbirth culture shifted from family-centered to hospital-administered. The role of the doctor has become more important, while the husband and wife have continued to be pushed aside from the center of the childbirth scene by medical staff. Repeated medical accidents and medical lawsuits created a deep chasm between medical staff and patients, in between which trust has been lost.
It is now time to escape such trap of distrust, the past hospital and medical staff-centered childbirth altogether. Just as the Azuka hospital of Japan, childbirth culture altogether needs to move towards a more human-centered and family-centered process that is personalized like European obstetrics and gynecologist hospitals.
1)The Birth of Yeon & Nature Birth House
Birth at Yeon and Nature was tailor-designed for the few, like the Azuka Hospital House of Birth, and not to be a mass-accommodating facility. We were not afraid to leave behind what was not needed for comfortable birth. Birth tables, surgery lights and cold stainless steel furniture are what obstruct our childbirth. Instead, Yeon & Nature house of birth is fully equipped with childbirth essentials, from warm bathtubs, comfortable beds, oxygen-embedment devices and nearby operation rooms for safety, and a warm, caring team of staff that is ready and willing to help mothers and families with all our hearts.
2)2) It is Time to Escape the American Childbirth Model
In the 19th century Industrial era, giving birth at homes had become difficult due to polluted urban environment, and underprivileged urban dwelling women started to give birth at newly built hospitals. This is the American natural birth model, adopted by most hospitals. Wealthy families, however, continued to give birth at home.
Europe adopts a system in which one maternity nurse takes care of only one mother. We refer to this as natural birth. According to obstetrics textbooks and the 2007 AGOC Guideline, European childbirth is actually the textbook way to give birth. In other words, the trend is shifting from the past active delivery intervention to a more contemplative and meditative manner.
Viewing childbirth just in terms of which model is safer, the American model or the European model, we can find out how the difference between American and European medical systems affect maternity and newborn mortality rate. However, before we raise such questions, deciding how to give birth at which hospital is also a matter of personal choice.
Yeon & Nature pursues the hereditary European natural childbirth with minimal medical intervention, working day and night to achieve our ideals.
3)The Tradition of Yeon & Nature : Natural Delivery is Natural Childbirth
Yeon & Nature is a obstetrics & gynecologist hospital specialized for Childbirth without Fear, a term coined by Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, the leading advocate of natural childbirth. The authentic natural delivery of Yeon & Nature is Natural Childbirth and nature-centered childbirth. We wait longer, care for the mother’s mind and emotions, and make sure our mothers are provided what they want and need. Yeon & Nature is your choice for a better birth, with heritage and history, unrivaled know-how’s on authentic natural delivery.
[How We are Special]
- Oxygen-embedded devices for Safety
- Mattresses supplied from ‘The Sleep,’ the premium subline of Ace Bedding, the number-one bed maker in all Korea
- Adjacent operation rooms with no need to move between floors
- Safe food and ingredients, all grown and supplied in Korea
- Located nearby big medical centers (Samsung Seoul Medical Center, Asan Medical Center, CHA Medical Center, Konkuk Univeristy Medical Center, and Hanyang University Medical Center) allow us to respond swiftly to delivery emergencies
|What We Keep at Yeon & Nature||What We Discard from Yeon & Nature|
|Warm and comfortable delivery bed||Delivery tables|
|Bathtubs to soothe contractions||Delivery room beds that strap me down|
|Rooms where mothers and babies are put together||Newborn units that isolate babies by themselves|
|My personal maternity nurse that will help me through delivery||One nurse that watches over multiple birth-giving mothers|
|Warm, caring doctor that never rushes mothers||Authoritarian Mister Doctor|
|Anesthetists enabling painless childbirth in comfortable positions||Anesthetist pressuring mothers to get in position|