Beaumont Hospital

Royal Oak, Michigan

Karmanos Center for Natural Birth


“Our vision is to create a first-class environment for more women to have the option of a healthy, sage, natural birth experience.” - Danialle Karmano

  • A sitting area with plush seating, sleeper chair, and Serena and Lily glider or rocker welcomes spouses, partners, children and grandparents.
  • A separate, tiled bathroom houses a shower, large sink with vanity lighting, shelves for personal items and iPod docking station.
  • The center’s main hallway was widened to accommodate curved walls, private seating nooks and vertical gardens
  • The suites include stand-alone bathtub featuring water jets for massage and relaxation.
  • Each natural birthing suite is approximately 415-square-feet in area, effectively double the size of the standard labor and delivery rooms.

people involved in this project:

David M. Jaeger

Healthcare Design Studio