How to Give Birth Like a Celebrity
Lots of hospitals roll out the perks for well-heeled expectant parents
By Dustin Lushing, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2012 6:07 PM CST
Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai, for one, offers a pricey package to pamper new moms.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – The feverishly publicized arrival of celebri-baby Blue Ivy to Jay-Z and Beyonce has revealed the ultra-luxe treatment in hospitals that a A-list celebs can attain. (Rumor has it that an entire wing of Manhattan's Lenox Hill hospital was sealed off for the couple). Private birthing in style and comfort is not exclusive to superstars, however, notes Time. Many hospitals are now offering luxurious amenities to new moms (who possess the necessary cash).

For example:

  • Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles rents out "deluxe maternity suites"—complete with three rooms, hardwood floors, and a 24-hour personal aid for $3,800 a day.
  • Mount Sinai in New York has three-room suites with views of Central Park for $4,000 a day.
  • The Matilda Hospital in Hong Kong offers ocean-view balconies and top-notch meals, while a private birthing at the Westminster Hospital in London comes with a champagne breakfast.
  • Or you can check into the Prince of Wales Private Hospital in Sydney, which is billed as a five-star hotel.

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Jan 21, 2012 8:52 PM CST
I love the title of this article"How to Give Birth Like a Celebrity"; I assume that means open your legs wide for the camera.
Jan 14, 2012 9:21 PM CST
What is the big deal? define "poor".. Most people have health care and the cost is not coming completely out of their pockets. If they that poor, then what the hell are they having babies for in the first place? This is America...those that have the income can have it their way. There is nothing written that states everyone is ENTITLED to the same things..That is why there is coach and first class on a plane...why there are 2 star hotels and 5 star hotels. High end restaurants and fast food joints...Prestigous universities and community colleges...That's the way of the world...just accept it and move on....
Jan 12, 2012 8:14 AM CST
Before I read the story, I thought, What, do celebrities do it differently,like squirt them out of their ass? Or maybe jump up an down till the baby falls out on the floor?