"Low lighting is soothing. We seek it as a refuge from the bright light of the workplace and from the fluorescent lights of institutions. We return to low light to rest, reflect, relax. We meditate or pray in the dim light of holy places. We make love in candlelight, in the moonlight or in darkness.
During the birth process, low light provides the most comfortable environment for mother and child. Low light creates a relaxing and private atmosphere in which a special, intimate event can occur. A room lit with natural light, candles, or a very low wattage light provides an ideal ambience for a laboring woman."