A lot of expecting parents will celebrate their last “hurrah” with a babymoon vacation.
But let’s get serious, Mamas.
After growing a watermelon inside your belly for 40 weeks and squeezing another human being out of you…sometimes a pat on the back and a “push present” isn’t quite enough.
Labor is…well, quite laborous, and new Mamas deserve the chance to catch their breath and let their bodies heal. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, moms in Korea are doing it right.
There’s a wave of post-pregnancy care centers popping up, where new moms can check-in and rest-up, while their precious babes are taken care of 24/7 by trained nurses. When feeding time is due, the nurses will bring your little one to you.
The high-end facilities can charge anywhere from $5-10,000, but these “medical resorts” offer five-star hotel accommodations with spa treatments, meals and massages. And the nurse to baby ratio can be as high as 3:1.
SIGN. ME. UP.
Considering the steep prices, that these hotels seem to be almost exclusively in Korea — and that I’m not even pregnant, chances are I won’t be staying at one of these postpartum resorts soon. But a gal can dream, can’t she?
So let’s look at more photos! These are from the St. Park hotel in Seoul, Korea. It includes a rooftop garden!
And finally, a video tour of De Rama Postpartum Care Center from Korea Today. (And yes, it’s mainly in English!)