They say “it takes a village” to raise a baby, but the reality of bringing an infant home from the hospital looks very different.
For many, the process means facing sleepless nights, caretaking, and mental and physical healing in isolation.
But that experience is uniquely American
Now, new businesses are bringing elevated postnatal care to the US with luxury retreats to support new parents in the time between the hospital discharge and returning home:
- The Boram Postnatal Retreat occupies the ninth floor of the five-star Langham Hotel in New York City.
- The Village Postnatal Retreat Center operates from inside the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.
- Ahma & Co, New York’s latest addition, is currently accepting customers on its waitlist.
These retreats come at a high price
The Village costs $950/night with a three-night minimum stay, while Boram charges $900/night for the first three nights with reduced pricing for each additional night (some guests stay up to 40 nights).
Inside these luxury rooms…
… is everything a new mom needs. The retreats follow the usual five-star hotel model, with some unique additions:
- There’s 24/7 support, with professionally staffed nurseries at the ready should moms want some alone time.
- Specialized food designed to promote lactation and help moms heal is delivered to rooms daily.
- Lounges and common areas are offered for moms who want to socialize and interact with other new parents.
- Lactation consultants and group educational sessions are available for everything from baby CPR and breastfeeding to changing diapers and swaddling.
Maintaining well-being immediately following birth is critical: It can actually determine future health outcomes.
So if postnatal retreats can become more accessible, they have the potential to do more than just soften the blow — they could change lives.