ReDesigning the Hospital Birth Experience

Four Evening Pop-Up
November 12, 13, 14, 15
5:30p – 7:30p
2 sessions in d.reserve &  2 session at CAPE
0 Credits

Birth is a very unique, intense experience that happens within a finite period of time, usually in a defined space (the labor and delivery room) . Hospital births offer many opportunities for improvement from the parents’ perspective, the clinician’s perspective, and the baby’s perspective. During our class we will research, understand and offer potential solutions for managing hospital resources, improving safety and efficacy, and educating families in order to optimize medical and family-centered goals. Re-imagining post-partum care could also be considered based on needs that are uncovered. Part of the class will be taught at Center for Advanced Pediatric Education (CAPE), where students will have the opportunity to see birth simulations and debrief with obstetrics nurses. In addition, expert speakers, discussion panels, hands-on prototyping and group presentations will help students understand the design thinking process and develop solutions for the needs they uncover.

Apply here. Applications close October 30. Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Teaching Team
Jules Sherman, Maternal Life, LLC
Dr. William Rhine, Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital


ReDesigning the Hospital Birth Experience