Now I Know: Korean Postpartum Care Centers

Now I Know: Korean Postpartum Care Centers

MH Postpartum Care Center in Seoul, Korea (WSJ). 

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! Screen Shot 2013-05-07 at 12.41.51 PM Screen Shot 2013-05-07 at 12.44.21 PMScreen Shot 2013-05-07 at 12.45.13 PM Screen Shot 2013-05-07 at 12.44.31 PM Screen Shot 2013-05-07 at 12.45.43 PM

And finally, a video tour of De Rama Postpartum Care Center from Korea Today. (And yes, it's mainly in English!)

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1 comment

Ron Mexico

Ron Mexico

They are only 1200 USD a week outside of Gangnam (the Bev Hills of Korea, which the article unfortuantely uses as “normal” in Korea) It’s a good system.

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