Postnatal Confinement Center Gaining Popularity
Confinement center for post natal women is gaining popularity among women and have already created two chain center that is scheduled to open this year because of the demand. Staying at these confinement centers can cost 20,000 yuan a month and is said to go as high as 330,000 for the highest standard of living environment, services and facilities.
Traditional Chinese medical beliefs are saying that the month after giving birth is where the mothers are susceptible to various health problems. These new mothers are not allowed to go outside homes, take baths or do anything that is not good for their bodies. As of now there are 10 confinement centers that are serving families in the medium and high end market in the city, still these centers faces a shortage in beds.
Since the Year of the Dragon is known to be a good year to have a baby, almost all of the confinement centers has their rooms booked, and there are no beds available until June. Most of the mothers have booked rooms at least six months in advance and on the second month of their pregnancy.
Hospitals are expecting 200,000 babies will be born this year.