You cook them up for nine months, you decorate their nursery, you panic-buy 1,000 diapers, and then before you know it you’ve popped them out and your newborn baby is staring up at you with their adorable eyes! Of course, there’s more to giving birth than that, but we have a feeling you probably don’t want to go into the specifics just yet. Pregnancy is something that countless women across the globe go through every single year, and although giving birth can be an incredibly painful experience, it’s also one of the most incredible things any mother or father could go through.
Every day, women are either rushed to their local hospital, they set up the birthing pool in their living room, or they might even give birth in the back of a cab! However, celebs like to do things a little differently. Because they don’t miss an opportunity to splash the cash, these celebrities give birth in some of the most luxurious hospitals known to man, woman, or baby…
Victoria Beckham – Portland Hospital, London
She’s called Posh for a reason, you know. Victoria Beckham and David Beckham have welcomed four children into the world, and while in the UK they made use of the fancy Portland Hospital in London. This five-star maternity ward is one of the most exclusive hospitals in the United Kingdom and offers women the chance to unwind after giving birth with champagne and oysters.
While it’s not known whether Posh Spice ditched the normal £1,200-a-night ($1,500) room for the more luxurious £1,800-a-night room ($2,200), we have a feeling she would have wanted her own living room and en-suite. She likes to spice up her life, after all.
Britney Spears – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
Britney Spears has one rollercoaster ride over the course of her career, and although she’s won us all over with her singing skills, she’s also won us over as a mother. Like many other celebs in Hollywood, Britney Spears has utilized the famous Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the City of Angels.
This non-profit hospital is where Britney has given birth to her children here, but this isn’t the only time she’s utilized their medical knowledge. During a particularly tough time in her life in 2008, Britney made her way to the hospital… but she didn’t fancy sticking around. Instead, it’s reported that she made her escape using one of the rumored secret tunnels that exist underground.
Cardi B – Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta
Cardi B may be in a bit of a sticky situation with her baby daddy right now, but she has nothing but love for their baby, Kulture Kiari Cephus. Cardi and Offset welcomed their little bundle of joy in July 2018, and they opted to stay in their home city of Atlanta for the birth.
In fact, Cardi proved that she was just like the rest of us when she decided to ditch the celeb hospital wing and use a public hospital instead. When the time came, she made her way to the Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta but made sure that she was properly prepared for such an event. Just a few hours before she gave birth, she made her way to the salon to get a fresh new ‘do.
Kate Middleton – Lindo Wing, St. Mary’s Hospital, London
It’s always a big deal when a Royal baby comes into the world, and Kate Middleton has welcomed three into the world! As the closest heirs to the throne, the arrival of George, Charlotte, and little Louis have all sent the world into a frenzy.
Thankfully, such precious cargo is treated with the utmost class and respect during this time, and Kate gave birth to all three children at the famous Lindo Wing in St. Mary’s Hospital. Costing a whopping £7,500 ($9,500) a night, the Royal Family made sure that no expense was spared for such an occasion. She was offered an exclusive wine list, afternoon tea, a team of highly qualified doctors and nurses, an en-suite private room, and thankfully, free Wifi!
Catherine Zeta-Jones – The Valley Hospital, New Jersey
Catherine Zeta-Jones may be one of the most famous women in Hollywood, but she is notorious for protecting her personal life and keeping her family away from the limelight. She did just that when she and Michael Douglas welcomed their second child into the world in 2003.
Choosing to give birth in The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey, they shocked staff and doctors alike. In fact, nobody knew they had attended the hospital until they left with their newborn in tow. It seems as though the doctors in this fancy hospital also earned their degree in keeping secrets because they were worth the hefty price tag the couple had to pay.
Jessica Simpson – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
Jessica Simpson always seems to be pregnant, but that might be because she loves her hospital so much. Just like many of her singing sisters, Jessica Simpson makes use of the celeb-friendly Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to provide all of her needs during labor.
With paparazzi camping outside this hospital on a regular basis, she was most likely sneaked in through the back on many of these occasions, before receiving top-class treatment from some of the 10,000 strong staff. With every craving catered for, who would turn down their own personal hospital chef?
Gwyneth Paltrow – Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin were once the Hollywood power couple, and we’re not sure we’ll ever get over their divorce. However, we can rest easy knowing that these guys went through one of the fanciest labors known to the celeb world.
In 2006, the couple welcomed little Moses into their family, and Gwyneth gave birth in the prestigious Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. With everything she could possibly want for a happy and healthy birth, we guess it pays to be rich and famous.
Beyoncé – Lenox Hill Hospital, New York
Beyoncé is the kind of woman who gets exactly what she wants, and that’s exactly what happened when she went into labor with Blue Ivy. For the special occasion, Queen Bey and Jay-Z bought out a private birthing suite that had everything they could possibly want to make her birth as comfortable as possible.
In fact, it looked more like a high-class hotel than a hospital and featured plush couches, its own kitchen, two bathrooms, and four flat-screen televisions. Because three is just never enough for the Queen and her King.
Kourtney Kardashian – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
We’ve lost count of how many kids Kourtney Kardashian now has, but we can confirm that they are all just as adorable as each other. Like much of her other family, Kourt decided to splash out on luxury when welcoming her children into the world.
She has utilized the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center a few times now, and we don’t blame her. Not only is it close to Calabasas, but these fancy suites also have their own bathrooms. If we had that kinda money, we’d be there in a heartbeat.
Katie Holmes – St. John’s Hospital, Santa Monica
While she may no longer be with her baby daddy, it’s fair to say that Katie Holmes is still a hugely famous name in Hollywood. When she and Tom Cruise welcomed Suri into the world, they made their way to the St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica.
While this LA hospital might not be as popular with the rich and famous as Cedar-Sinai, there’s no doubt about the fact that it’s still fancy. In fact, Brooke Shields’ daughter was born on the exact same day in the same hospital!
Angelina Jolie – Lenval Hospital, Nice
It’s hard to keep track of how many children Angelina Jolie has in her life because she has adopted more than we can count and even welcomed her own biological children. When she was pregnant with her twins, Angelina and Brad Pitt decided to give their kids a taste of the French Riviera.
They checked in to the famous Lenval Hospital in Nice, and they stayed there for a week after they were born. We can’t even fathom how much that cost, but there’s no doubt about the fact that they could afford it.
Kylie Jenner – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
Perhaps the best-kept secret of 2018 is the arrival of Stormi Webster. Although rumors swirled that Kylie Jenner’s social media absence was because she was expecting a little one, we didn’t quite believe it until we saw the totes emosh video.
To bring her little butterfly into the world, Kylie followed in the footsteps of her sisters and checked in to the fancy Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. With plush furnishings and food on tap, we bet this was the ultimate baby-cation for the makeup mogul. We wonder if there’s any baby on the horizon for Kylie?
Madonna – Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles
Madonna is notorious for opening her home to adopted children, but she has also had biological children of her own. In 1996, Madonna gave birth to her daughter Lourdes in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles.
During this time, the likes of Cedars-Sinai and other prestigious celeb hospital hot spots had not established themselves as leaders of the pack, and she just wanted a safe and healthy place to welcome her daughter into the world. However, that doesn’t mean the hospital wasn’t up to her standards. It was fit for a pop queen.
Anna Faris – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
We’re still not over the fact that Anna Faris and Chris Pratt are no longer married, but we can rest easy knowing that they will still be tied together by the love they have for their son. Jack is one of the most adorable celeb kids we’ve ever seen.
The former couple has the doctors and nurses at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles to thank because they helped to look after Jack when he was born nine weeks prematurely. Both mom and baby spent a few weeks in the hospital before they were allowed home.
Kim Kardashian – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
Kim Kardashian has famously suffered with her pregnancies in the past. After her first two children, it was deemed unsafe for her to carry her third child herself. So, Kim and Kanye opted for a surrogate.
However, Kim made sure that her first two deliveries were as comfortable as possible, and shelled out for the most impressive room in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. With plush bedrooms, her own private bathroom, a living area and more, it was like her very own hotel room. Would you expect anything less from Kim K?
Meghan Markle – Lindo Wing, St. Mary’s Hospital, London
Meghan Markle may not have been given birth yet, but that doesn’t mean that arrangements haven’t already been made about the big day. When Meghan finally gives birth to her new Royal baby in the Spring, it’s believed that she will follow in the footsteps of most other Royals.
It’s widely regarded that she would make her way to the famous Lindo Wing and that she will then make her dramatic appearance outside the building just hours after baby Markle is born. It’s alright, though, because the Queen will probably fit the hefty bill.
Khloe Kardashian – Hillcrest Hospital, Cleveland
The world collectively shouted with glee when they heard that Khloe Kardashian was pregnant. After years of being auntie KoKo she would finally become a mom herself, and although this exciting time was stunted by her beau’s cheating rumors – she wasn’t going to let anything spoil it.
She shelled out a huge amount of money to have baby True at the high-tech Hillcrest Hospital in Cleveland, and her whole family flew out from LA to be with her. Don’t believe us? You can watch the whole event unfold on KUWTK!