You're pregnant. You're thrilled! You're also quite accustomed to packing up and taking off whenever the mood strikes you. Worried that impending parenthood means the end of such freedoms? Feel the need for just one more lovers' getaway with your partner before your cozy duo becomes a trio?
The solution: Take a babymoon!
The "babymoon" '- that one last trip before the baby arrives '- is being enjoyed by more and more expectant couples. Such a getaway allows for pampering, relaxation and enjoyment of that "last hurrah" before two becomes three. While any trip pour deux qualifies, a growing number of resorts and destinations are offering special packages tailored to the needs and interests of parents-to-be. Here are some of the best.
The "Stress Free Parents to Be" package at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa in California is geared toward expectant mothers in their second or third trimester. Spa services are provided by a certified therapist trained in pregnancy massage. They offer relaxation for pregnant women, along with a variety of treatments sure to please any dad-to-be.
The Miraval Resort & Spa in Arizona has created a special package for pregnant ladies, focusing on all aspects of motherhood. The "Motherhood in Balance" program is a four-day workshop with classes in nutrition, fitness, the psychological and sexual aspects of pre- and postnatal life, and professional and financial issues. Experts create personalized schedules for each guest and address specific concerns, from birthing options to health care.