As most of the world knows, Beyoncé is expecting twins with her husband, fellow entertainer Jay Z. With the due date likely fast approaching, her fans are wondering where Beyoncé is going to deliver her babies. One possibility? Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Rumor has it she might choose one of their private birthing suites for the arrival of her twins. So, just how much are private birthing suites at Cedars-Sinai? What sort of cash would the pop singer have to put down in order to give birth in one of them? Cedars-Sinai could not comment on whether Beyoncé would be giving birth at the hospital.
According to Parents magazine, the "deluxe maternity suite package" at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, which includes a personal doula and a three-room suite set-up, costs $3,784, and, though parents doesn't specify, that presumably is a per-night rate. The Cedars-Sinai website states these suites are available for advance reservation "at an additional charge," and it's not clear whether that fee is included in the number Parents came up with.
In October of 2014, CNN Money reported that Cedars-Sinai has either two-room or three-room birthing suite options in its maternity wing, with a range of $3,600 to $5,100 per night. The number Parents calculated falls into that range. Basically, giving birth in one of those suites is not cheap — and it's possible that if Beyoncé gives birth there, additional costs like security detail may ramp up the bill as well.
TODAY reported back in June 2013 that you can rent a three-room, two-bath Deluxe Maternity Suite at Cedars-Sinai for a little more than $4,000 a day — but that those on a budget can get a two-room, one-bath suite instead for just $2,847 a day. I'm going to take a wild guess and say Beyoncé probably won't go with the budget option, so the $5,000 or more choice is entirely possible in her situation.
TODAY also reported that Cedars-Sinai has helped many celebrity mothers give birth, including Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Kate Hudson, and Victoria Beckham.
According to Essence magazine, Beyoncé previously gave birth to her daughter, 5-year-old Blue Ivy, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. But according to People magazine, a source said of Beyoncé and Jay Z, "They plan on raising their twins in Los Angeles." So a delivery at a hospital popular with celebrity mothers in that city would make sense — no matter the price tag.
According to Cedars-Sinai's website, the Deluxe Maternity Suites at its facility are, "recently renovated rooms include comfortable birthing beds, soft colors and recessed lighting to offer a soothing environment for laboring women. Some birthing suites offer full-sized tubs for relaxation during labor."
In addition, each deluxe suite has an in-room refrigerator "stocked with complimentary chilled juices and bottled water," and each comes with a welcome basket as well. The parents who book the suite receive three meals a day from food services, and for the vegetarian and vegan parents, there are options available for them too. The site also states that meals for additional guests are offered "at an extra cost." It sounds like there are all sorts of ways that those price estimates can go up as soon as any "extras" are involved.
Plus, In Touch Weekly reported that, according to an anonymous source, the celebrity couple is going to all sorts of lengths to make the affair as private as possible when the twins enter the world. Beyoncé and Jay Z have allegedly been arguing with Cedars-Sinai hospital about the use of security cameras. The anonymous source told In Touch that Jay Z doesn’t want cameras in the room, hallways or elevators. And, allegedly, “They scheduled the C-section and prepared an A and a B team as decoys to confuse photographers and fans, and everyone signed confidentiality agreements," according to that publication. If any of those demands are true, they probably aren't cheap, and would knock up the price involved in giving birth there even more than the initial private birthing suite costs.
Romper reached out to a representative for Beyoncé regarding these allegations, but had not received a response as of publication.
In any case, it doesn't really matter how much the private birthing suites at Cedars-Sinai cost if that's what Beyoncé wants for the birth of her children, and she has the means to make it happen. Fans are anxiously awaiting the birth of the twins, and want what Beyoncé and Jay Z are only trying to encourage as well: a safe, relaxed delivery, and healthy babies once it's all over.