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10 Maternity Wards Best in the World for Giving Birth in Luxury

A friend of ours is expecting her first baby. And in the flurry of preparations for the Big Event, we began to wonder: what are the best and most luxurious maternity wards in the world? If money is no object, how can you welcome your little princess or prince into the family? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has rounded up the 10 best and fanciest luxury maternity wards in the world, used for giving birth by celebrities, royalty and the global elite.

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When it comes to preparing for the arrival of your little one, there’s no shortage of things to do. There’s embarking on a babymoon, planning out your nursery, finding the perfect stroller, stocking up on delicate onesies and selecting the perfect name to name a few.

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Then there’s the less glamorous task of selecting which hospital is best for delivery. Or is it? A number of hospitals around the world are offering V.I.P. amenities to expectant moms and dads, from postpartum mani-pedis and blow outs to 24-hour concierge service, maternity suites have become closer to five star hotels.

10 best maternity wards in the world for giving birth in luxury

To help you deliver in style, we’ve rounded up the 10 swankiest hospitals that are fit for royalty. So forget roommates and everything you know of hospital food. These are the most luxurious maternity wards in the world.

1. Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.

Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and Victoria Beckham are just a few of the celebs who have given birth at Cedars-Sinai. The deluxe maternity suite package includes a personal doula and a three-room suite. Two-room suites are also an option. The rooms each feature a deep-soaking tub to help soothe moms in labor. The spa-like options include in-suite manicures and pedicures. You can even schedule a blowout, so you can leave the hospital with locks as bouncy as Kate Middleton’s post birth.

The best most expensive luxury maternity wards in the world, used for giving birth by celebrities, royalty and the global elite: Cedars Sinai LA. Courtesy Photo.

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2. santa barbara cottage hospital.

As the name suggests, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is located in Santa Barbara and has quite an impressive foundation history. All the way in 1888, a group of 50 women from the area “recognized it was time for the growing community to have a hospital” and so they founded the facility that today has 519 beds, with a staff of more than 600 physicians.

Today the hospital rooms have features like room service, jacuzzi tubs for hydrotherapy and private terraces to help provide mom and dad with a change of scene during the early stages of labor, it’s no wonder that both Meghan Markle and Katy Perry opted to give birth here.

The best most expensive luxury maternity wards in the world, used for giving birth by celebrities, royalty and the global elite: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Courtesy Photo.

3. Rose Medical Center in Denver.

Just because Rose Medical Center is considered a low-intervention birthing center doesn’t mean that it’s low-tech. Physicians here monitor their patients from their smartphones 24/7 leading up to their delivery and afterward. Post-partum, VIPs can enter one of Rose’s six luxury suites, where they’re offered the services of a private chef and an in-room jacuzzi.

The best most expensive luxury maternity wards in the world, used for giving birth by celebrities, royalty and the global elite

The best most expensive luxury maternity wards in the world, used for giving birth by celebrities, royalty and the global elite: Rose Medical Center Babies Birth Center, Denver. Courtesy Photo.

4. Eleven West at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City.

For around $4,000 a night you can deliver in one of the multi-room birthing suites that Gwyneth Paltrow used when she gave birth to her son Moses in 2006.

Mount Sinai Hospital’s premium patient accommodations, Eleven West offers not only views of Central Park, gourmet dining and Frette Linens but also your own private nurse. The hospital also offers access to a midwifery program, a newborn photo session with Gaga Baby Photos and access to massage therapy – for both newborn babies and moms.  Other perks include mani-pedis, tea and cookies at 2 p.m. each day and a bedside mobile boutique just in case you are missing anything you might need.

The best most expensive luxury maternity wards in the world, used for giving birth by celebrities, royalty and the global elite

The best most expensive luxury maternity wards in the world, used for giving birth by celebrities, royalty and the global elite: Mount Sinai, New York City. Courtesy Photo.

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5. Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

Before Beyonce gave birth to Blue Ivy, it was reported that Jay-Z commissioned a remodeling of several birthing suites at Lenox Hill Hospital. Contrary to those reports, though, the hospital’s executive director stated that the music celebs were actually housed in the hospital’s executive birthing suite.

This luxurious maternity suite features blond wood floors, a kitchenette, luxurious linens, and plush robes. There are plasma screen televisions. And a concierge that happily arranges for mani-pedis, haircuts and massages.  The hospital also offers 24-hour food service featuring everything from rack of lamb to lobster to New York cheesecake to wine.

best and fanciest luxury maternity wards in the world, used for giving birth by celebrities, royalty and the global elite. 

The best and fanciest luxury maternity wards in the world, used for giving birth by celebrities, royalty and the global elite. Lenox Hill Hospital, New York.

6. The Portland Hospital in London.

In addition to excellent obstetric care, Portland Hospital offers couples suites with a full range of hotel services. That includes 24-hour room service, high-end toiletries, personal shoppers and fine dining. Champagne and oysters, anyone?

Additional perks are a birth announcement in the Times, a private photo shoot (every year until your child turns 18), and membership in the exclusive Portly Panda Club. New parents can even commission a gold, silver, lead crystal or bronze casting of the new baby’s hands and feet (for an additional fee, of course).  It’s no wonder that Victoria Beckham, Princess Eugenie, and the Duchess of York both choose to give birth here.

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7. The Kensington Wing of the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital in London.

The Kensington Wing, Private Maternity at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital aims to provide mothers with a bespoke delivery experience. It caters specifically to those seeking intimate and exclusive care. The service here is so highly customized that you can even choose the color of the drapes in the delivery room.

The hospital offers private suites with all of the services you would expect in a luxury hotel, including 24-hour room service and a daily champagne breakfast.

8. the lido wing of st. mary’s hospital in london.

Looking to be treated like royalty? Then opt for the suite in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital, where the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth three times. While there, she was attended by England’s top doctors. She also had a dedicated kitchen staff at her disposal and  amenities like in-room massage and hair-styling. It’s also the same luxury hospital and suite where Princess Diana gave birth to Prince William. The pedigree here is top-notch.

9. Matilda Hospital in Hong Kong.

For a mere $20,000 down you can book a room at Matilda Hospital with a private balcony overlooking the South China Sea. That’s not all you will get, though. The hospital features so many amenities that you’ll feel as if you’re checking into a 5-star hotel. Our favorite feature? The food is catered from the nearby Shangri-La Hotel.

10. Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney.

The Prince of Wales Hospital. The Prince of Wales Hospital offers a program called Little Luxuries, which provides mothers and their babies a quiet and relaxing alternative to the hospital environment.  Following your baby’s birth, you can continue your post-natal recovery in a private room with beachfront ocean views at the adjacent Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach, a five-star hotel. Mothers are offered limousine rides to and from the hospital and hair-styling services to ensure you look as posh as your ride.

best luxury maternity wards in the world

There you have it, the 10 most luxurious maternity wards in the world. If you opt for any of these, you know you’ll be in good hands.

Meanwhile, all of us here at Dandelion Chandelier are thinking that since we already have multiple kids, we hope one of our girlfriends checks into one of these luxurious maternity wards. We’d be happy to be absolutely supportive aunties, sipping champagne and waiting for the big moment. You know how to reach us.

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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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