What do you look for when choosing where you’ll give birth to your baby? Many birth centres are mimicking the home environment to help women feel more relaxed during labour. So, is a Hello Kitty Hospital theme taking this relaxed setting a little too far?
A hospital in Taiwan has taken a completely different approach to attract new clients. The Hao Sheng Hospital’s maternity and postpartum care centre is decorated in all things Hello Kitty. The maternity wards are covered with images of the much-loved character. The hospital has 30 beds all covered with a Hello Kitty branded blanket, and even the nurses wear Hello Kitty branded uniforms.
The newborn babies are wrapped in Hello Kitty blankets, blue for boys and pink for girls. Even their birth certificates feature images of Hello Kitty.
It’s not only the babies who get this special experience – labouring women are met by a big statue of Hello Kitty dressed as a doctor.
Will the wall paper in the birthing room play a big part in where you choose to give birth, or are you more interested in the qualifications of the staff, the rates of the hospital and the birth intervention procedures in case of an emergency?
What do you look for in a maternity ward? We’d love to hear from you.
Image credits: www.bellybelly.com.au
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