Located in a residential neighborhood of Bangalore, the Aastrika Midwifery Centre combines the latest technology with traditional comforts so birthing mothers and their babies get the best possible care. Set within Vasavi Hospital, it’s the first clinic in India designed with integrated sensory technology in the labor and delivery rooms, combining audio, visual, and lighting effects to create a calm, relaxing mood to distract from the pains of childbirth. Studies have also shown that the dynamic lighting and carefully selected audiovisuals help release oxytocin, a hormone responsible for signaling contractions, inducing natural labor. The clinic is designed with hospitality-inspired decor, while its outpatient centers are separated from the birthing suite to provide maximum privacy and freedom of mobility for laboring mothers. The birthing suite accommodates two labor-and-delivery rooms and three antepartum/post-partum rooms with expansion capability. Both labor-and-delivery rooms include a tub for water birth. They are equipped for emergency medical intervention, but the clinical equipment is tastefully hidden behind attractive wood paneling. The project is the first of many similar clinics to come in Bangalore.