A new "club" in New York City is dedicated to postpartum women. Raising Mommy was founded by an OB/GYN and an exercise enthusiast to provide postpregnancy care to new and repeat moms. For an annual membership fee of $200, members can access a schedule of postpartum fitness classes, breastfeeding support groups, nutritional counseling, and massages (all for an additional fee) in one central location. Would you join such a club?
Luxurious rec clubs for babies and their parents are popular in major metropolitan cities, offering Mommy and Me classes, alternative preschool programs, indoor playgrounds, and babysitting services under one roof. While some parents are willing to fork over big bucks to join this scene and give their lil ones access to exclusive classes, the facilities tend to be focused more on the children than on the people paying the bills.