Congratulations! Now that you’re pregnant, you’ll hear that word a lot (and deservedly so).
You’ll hear a lot of other things too – questions about when the baby is due, whether it’s a boy or a girl (and what you would prefer), whether you’ve thought of any names… You’ll also have a lot of people feeling very excited about the prospect of a new arrival. It’s only natural. And it’s (mostly) all down to you – you’re growing a little person, and that’s wonderful.
It’s also blooming hard work. You’ll be exhausted, your ankles will hurt, so will your back, your legs, your shoulders, and your ribs when baby decides to give them a good kicking. You won’t be able to eat those juicy rare steaks or that potent blue cheese or those crunchy, moreish nuts (amongst a whole host of other things), and you won’t be able to have that lovely glass of wine at the end of a long day.
So why not indulge in a little pampering? After all, you’ve got to take good care of yourself when you’re pregnant, haven’t you?
With a pregnancy massage, you’ll be treated to hands-on relaxation that hits all the right spots to make your feel oh so good. A pregnancy massage uses special positioning and baby safe oils to achieve a glowing, perfect feeling of bliss. It will also reduce swelling in the ankles and hands as a real bonus. With fifty five minutes to enjoy this special time, you’ll love a tailored pregnancy massage.
Here's a suggestion:Enjoy a 60-minute massage designed especially for pregnant women at the swish St Pancras Spa in London. The traditional aromatherapy pressure point massage concentrates on the shoulders and upper back muscles. Spend up to four hours using the facilities too.
Bump to Baby photoshoot
Celebrate the birth of a new born baby into this world with a photoshoot designed to capture this memorable time. The Bump to Baby Photoshoot gift experience is a great way to professionally capture the precious time in the last trimester of pregnancy and the first few months of baby’s life. Enjoy two photoshoots showcasing your radiant glowing beauty with a bump and your precious bundle of joy once baby has been born.
With all the anxiety, worry and stress of caring for a child in the womb for nine months it can be easy to forget to capture memories along the way. This glamour experience gives mum a chance to do something a little bit fun and girly with the benefit of receiving direction from an expert photographer to make your images look stunning. Plus, you get two prints in total to keep and treasure showcasing your final weeks of pregnancy and your bundle of joy in the first few months of life.
An expert photographer will capture your beauty in a variety of poses and depending upon your experience in a variety of outfits too, showcasing your bump with pride.
You can normally choose a complimentary 7″ x 5″ print to treasure. You are able to purchase further prints on the day but you are under no obligation to do so. Photography studios are located nationwide so there’s a high probability there is one close to you.
Here's a suggestion:Head to London, Birmingham, or Leeds for two photoshoot sessions - one with a bump and the other with your newborn baby. This Bump-To-Baby Photoshoot includes either an electronic image or 9in x 6in print depending on location, with the option to purchase more.
New Baby Gift Hamper
If you want to send a congratulatory gift to mum and baby, opt for a new baby gift hamper.
These convenient hampers normally come in blue or pink and typically include a selection of products for mum and baby to enjoy. Some contain teddies, blankets, and baby clothing. Others contain baby essentials or chocolates for mum to enjoy.
Those that come with wicker baskets can live on with a new purpose in life. Wicker baskets are great for keeping baby's bathtime products in one place, or handy for keeping the smaller teddies in one place.
Food for thought:Presented in a lovely chest box that can be repurposed and reused, the John Lewis Large Baby Hamper is a great choice to welcome baby into the world. Highlights include a gorgeous suede effect photo album, tiny clothes, a cuddly toy, and a money bank. Available in blue or pink.
Awaiting the pitter patter of tiny feet - What You Need To Know
- WHERE: Locations for spa treatments are typically in and around London. Photoshoots are often available nationwide, as is gift hamper delivery.
- WHO: These experiences are designed with pregnant mums in mind. Opt for pampering treats to help mum feel extra special, or opt for a photoshoot to capture the radiant beauty of the bump. Beautiful gift hampers are a top choice once baby has arrived.
- OCCASIONS: These gift ideas are perfect any time during pregnancy. Whether you want to send the new mum your congratulations in the first trimester or you want to send her on a relaxing trip to the spa on her second trimester, these experiences are perfect. The new baby gift hampers are best once baby is born as they typically include treats for both baby and mum.
- PRICES: Photoshoots can start from around £15 (although the cost of prints might be quite steep). Mum-to-be spa treats hover around the £120 mark. Gift hampers weigh in upwards of £15 (plus delivery) depending on the contents and presentation. The most glamorous options extend into the three-figure bracket. (correct at the time of writing)
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