Trend: Postpartum Retreats Are Really Taking Off 

Week of March 20th, 2024

Luxury Postnatal Retreats Draw Affluent Parents Around the USBloomberg, March 11, 2024

A great in-depth overview of why and how more postpartum retreat centers are opening across the US, capitalizing on the profound dearth of postnatal support services in the country—while their high prices also highlight a gap in access. The retreats report long waiting lists and more corporate partnerships that are covering all or some of the costs.  

From Childbirth to Postpartum: How women are reclaiming their bodies and power through natural birth, doulas and luxury confinement centersTatler Asia, March 6, 2024 

This article explores how the postpartum retreat is being modernized in Asia, and how high-end postpartum centers, whether Kai in Singapore of Kimporo in Kuala Lumpur, are delivering rest, healing, medical care, education, and emotional support to new moms. Also looks at how new Asian mothers are turning—or returning—to postpartum doulas.  

How Yuzi Wants to Improve Postpartum Care in the United States Drawing on Inspiration from AsiaFemtech Insider, February 15, 2024  

Each Yuzi retreat is designed as a sanctuary for moms to bond with their newborns and access all kinds of wellness—healthy meals, yoga, stretching and massage—in a hotel-like setting. A first: they’re integrating AI-driven solutions into their platform, to customize the postpartum care journey for each mother.  

For New Moms in Seoul, 3 Weeks of Pampering and Sleep at a JoriwonThe New York Times, January 28, 2024  

Korea may have the world’s lowest birthrate, but it is home to some of the best postpartum care. In the last years, many boutique postpartum retreats, or joriwon, have launched, where new moms are pampered for weeks after giving birth in hotel-like accommodations. There are childcare classes, nutritious meals, massages, facials—and, with nurses watching babies around the clock, much rest. Pregnant women clamor to get into their top choice, and owners report: “Every mom, when they check out, always cries.” 

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