Beyonce and Jay Z are shunning a traditional hospital delivery room and are instead turning their Hollywood mansion into a £1 million private maternity ward.
As the world’s richest celebrity couple, Beyoncé and Jay Z do nothing by halves – and that includes the imminent birth of their twins.
Medical equipment including incubators and ‘an entire professional neonatal wing’ has been shipped into the couple’s £100,000-a-month rented property as they plan the ultimate in home births.
Vans full of high-tech kit have been seen arriving at the mansion over recent days, suggesting the due day is fast approaching – even though Beyoncé has been uncharacteristically shy about exactly when the twins are expected.
A neighbour said: ‘It is all about privacy and safety. It’s not usual for someone expecting twins to have them at home, but Beyoncé has discussed it with her doctors.
‘She’s in prime physical condition and they are setting up a professional maternity unit inside the house for the birth. There will also be an ambulance on standby to take her to Cedars-Sinai Hospital should she or the babies need hospital care.
‘Jay Z can be seen going in and out of the property but Beyoncé is lying low.
‘There are food deliveries and service vans arriving all day.’
Installing the medical equipment at the £20 million nine-bedroom house – which once belonged to Madonna – should avoid a repeat of the row which broke out in 2012 when Beyoncé gave birth to her daughter, Blue Ivy, in New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital.
Wealth magazine Forbes last month named Beyoncé and Jay Z as the world’s first $1 billion show business couple, with a combined worth of $1.16 billion (£900 million).
Source: Daily Mail