Your days of selfish pampering may be numbered. Find the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation experience at a destination spa.
What to consider: Remember that many spas will not perform massage therapies for women in their first trimester.
Where to go: For a seriously luxurious experience, Canyon Ranch, located in Tuscon, Ariz., Lenox, Mass., and Miami Beach, Fla., and Miraval Resort, also located in Tuscon, Ariz., are both known for their gorgeous settings and inspirational programs for healthy living.
You’ll find more intimate, charming accommodations at the Hotel Healdsburg in Sonoma County, Calif. There you’ll find Barefoot & Pregnant spa services, a true sanctuary offering babymoon packages, prenatal information, shopping and spa services for expectant mothers in any stage of pregnancy. The Belly Bliss “belly facial” is a great way to moisturize your burgeoning bump. The Lasting Impression Belly Cast is also popular -- and a perfect treatment to preserve the memory of your pregnant belly. For a real romantic treat, try the romance package with your spouse, complete with a couple’s soak, side-by-side massage, sparkling wine (for him) and chocolates.
The Hyatt Grand Champions Resort in Indian Wells, Calif., is a perfect starting point to explore the desert and mountains of the area. Moms to be can enjoy a pregnancy massage while dads to be can relax in the sunshine, enjoy the championship golf courses, or indulge in a spa treatment, such as an athlete’s massage or a gentleman’s facial.
Insider tip: “A less expensive idea for a spa vacation is to choose a resort where spa services are offered a la carte,” says Kristy Hall. Sedona’s New Day Spa in Sedona, Ariz., offers these types of services.