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Obstetrics clinic delivers babies with service fit for a queen

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By Casey Baseel, RocketNews24

Going only by the top page of its website, most people would probably think that Tokyo’s Mizuguchi Hospital is a cosmetic surgery clinic. Some might guess that it’s a dermatology specialist, and a few might put their money on weight-loss counseling center, but in any case, most people would imagine that Mizuguchi is in some sort of beauty field (photo below).

However, the truth is that Mizuguchi Hospital, located in the swanky Kichijoji neighborhood, is actually an obstetrics and gynaecology health provider. So while their doctors can’t give you a baby-soft skin, they’ll fully qualified to deliver your actual baby, and during your stay at the facility, you’ve got the option of staying in a room that looks like the photo at left.

Guests (Mizuguchi is far too classy to call them “patients”) looking for the ultimate in luxury can opt for the Elisabeth Plan, which gets its name from Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the 19th-century monarch who was coroneted at the age of 17.

The hospital says it aims to apply the haute couture philosophy of custom fashion design to the birthing process, with its “total birth coordinators” catering to guests’ specific, individual needs during both prenatal and postnatal care, as well as the delivery itself.

Meals on the Elisabeth Plan are, of course, similarly superlative, so as not to be overshadowed by the dazzling decor of the guests’ rooms in which they are served.

Following the birth of their little bundle of joy, but prior to discharge, new mothers can enjoy both a “celebration dinner” (photo below), which is even more opulent than the standard fare, and afternoon tea service.

Related: Mizuguchi Hospital Source: @Press

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I'd much rather just have a competent doctor and nurses.

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When you leave, do they walk you to the door and then present your new born to you nicely wrapped in a paper bag?

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Remember, Princess Diana chose to deliver the future King of Great Britain in a normal hospital, using a normal service. This is so extremely ridiculous I can't even begin to describe it..

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Yeah yeah yeah yada yada yada - forget the opulent rooms, dazzling decor and marketing blurb. Let's get to the bottom line here: do they offer pain drugs, or not?

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Remember, Princess Diana chose to deliver the future King of Great Britain in a normal hospital, using a normal service.

And then next day she took little Willy back to live in a palace where the pair of them would get way swisher treatment, for free, than is available in any Tokyo hospital for a price.

Let's get to the bottom line here: do they offer pain drugs, or not?

The article says they cater to 'guests’ specific, individual needs during both prenatal and postnatal care, as well as the delivery itself.' I take that to mean if your specific, individual needs call for pain drugs, then you get the pain drugs you need. Normal healthy women having a normal healthy delivery rarely need pain drugs, and the baby certainly doesn't.

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