Forget hospital food and roommates. When celebrities give birth, their 5-star accommodations include spa-style pampering, 24-hour concierge service, and more.
By Hannah Werthan
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center: A Natural Oasis
VIP delivery suites are designed to look like the outdoors. Medical supplies are stored away in wood-paneled cabinets and lighting drops down from the ceiling. A special menu caters to moms with dietary restrictions, and food is delivered by a tuxedo-wearing "food ambassador." Rooms come with a flat-screen TV, XM satellite radio, a private bathroom, a refrigerator, and a warming bed for baby.
Rose Medical Center in Denver: High-Tech Delivery
Physicians who attend this hospital are able to monitor patients' labor progress from their smart phones, even if they're away from the hospital. Birthing rooms have private bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, birth balls, rocking chairs, squat bars, and flat-screen TVs. After giving birth, VIPs can enter one of Rose's six luxury suites, where they're offered the services of a private chef.
Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles: Spa-Like Pampering
Kourtney Kardashian, Rachel Zoe, and Victoria Beckham are just a few of the celebs who have given birth here recently. The "deluxe maternity suite package" includes personal doula and a three-room suite for $3,784. Mom can also treat herself to an in-suite manicure, pedicure, or haircut, adding a spa-like touch to labor and delivery. Make your reservation for a suite in advance -- there's a baby boom in Hollywood right now.
The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City: Rooms with a View
Luxury suites here overlook Central Park, so it's no wonder that A-Listers Gwyneth Paltrow and P. Diddy chose this hospital for the birth of their children. Muslin cotton swaddling blankets and special cleansers for newborn clothing are just a few of the posh baby items that can be delivered to Mom's suite at any time. An in-suite postpartum massage relieves aches and pains.
The Women's & Children's Hospital at Centennial in Nashville: Country Classy
For celebs outside of New York and Los Angeles, there's this star-worthy birthing facility. Eric Church and his wife welcomed a son at the hospital earlier this year. To prepare for the birth of their child via surrogate, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban reserved part of the top floor; they were able to use a special entrance via the service elevator to avoid unwanted attention. But even if you're not a celebrity, Centennial offers 24/7 concierge service to handle a variety of requests, from making sure your car gets an oil change to delivering food from Nashville-area restaurants. Talk about getting the star treatment!
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City: Au Naturel
Both Natalie Portman and Alicia Keys chose to deliver their babies at this Upper West Side hospital. It's reported that Alicia Keys rented out half of the hospital's entire labor and delivery suite, which was roomy enough for a 12-person sleepover. Women who are expecting healthy births two options: the homey Birthing Center or the traditional Labor and Delivery Unit, which is located on the floor above.
Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City: Fit for Queen B
Months before Beyoncé was set to give birth to daughter Blue Ivy at this Upper East Side hospital, she and hubby Jay-Z reportedly commissioned the remodeling of several birthing suites that are now fit for royalty. The "suite" package that they're said to have reserved has four flat-screen TVs, a kitchenette, and both a couch and bed for Jay-Z.
New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City: Penthouse Digs
Celebs such as Bethenny Frankel and Iron Chef's Donatella Arpaia like this Upper East Side hospital for its top-notch doctors and (for an additional charge) sweet digs. Suites offer bathrooms with marble floors and Italian bed linens, and VIP mommies can order their meals from an elaborate menu, with waiter service.
This article first appeared on Parents.com. Image courtesy of UCLA Medical Center.