Stepping into motherhood and life with luxury

in Health & Science/Life, Culture & Sports

Imagine spending nine months carrying a delicate seed in your belly. As it grows, its weight shifts from a pea to a watermelon, literally weighing you down from within your core. Once the seed has sprouted, it has become a tiny being, in need of care, nourishment and nurturing.

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Realistically, you can also picture nine months of exhaustion, hormones, overwhelm, and stress. Stepping into motherhood in this state, without proper rest or child-rearing resources can be anxiety-inducing to say the least. New mothers experience this all the time, and while they are responsible for nurturing their young, who nurtures them when they need it the most?

Enter milonot – a unique hotel experience in Israel for new mothers, and their new infants, with the aim of getting a taste of luxury after a long physical, emotional and mental journey.

What does luxury mean for a new mother? A private room, prepared nourishing food, and the opportunity to sleep. There are four maternity hotels in Israel, each alongside a hospital counterpart, and each providing medical support, breastfeeding consultations, and important information on how to bathe and care for a new baby.

Israel lies on the upside of understanding the needs of a new mother. National law is protective of new mothers, and includes three months paid maternity leave, and with the latest legislation, paternity leave as well.

Though the hotels run with different price points and amenities, the true luxury enters with the full support of both mother and baby during the most delicate days in both of their lives. Whether entering into motherhood or entering into life, if both mother and baby started off with ease, care and support, the postpartum luxury creates a new way to introduce life into our world with pure peace of mind.


Based in the startup city of Tel Aviv, Zo Flamenbaum is a writer and social entrepreneur who dedicates her time to mission-driven projects that empower connection between the many diverse layers of our world. In 2014, she founded School of Shine as a value-based educational space for women who are tired of the ‘default life’ and crave personal freedom through self-expression for more purposeful living.

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