If there's one thing pregnancy is not, it's relaxing. There's the nausea, the fatigue, the swelling and the third trimester (enough said about that). You might get a bit of a reprieve in the middle, when you glow, blossom or bloom. Not me. I struggled with both pregnancies like an overturned turtle.
Some days, it feels like even sitting is too hard. If you need some time out, here's five places you can go to relax.
A pregnancy day spa provides the ultimate time out experience for pregnant women and mums alike. Nest Day Spa in Perth, for example, offers deluxe pampering and massages for pregnant women, including pregnancy-safe products and double rooms for couples. Visitors are made to feel at ease and relaxed from the first moment they enter, and each experience is tailored to suit your needs and even to suit your trimester. If you're looking for a great gift for a mum to be, most spas offer vouchers. There are a few day spas around Perth offering pregnancy packages which are listed below.
You don’t have to go to a day spa to have a massage – lots of massage centres offer services for pregnant women, with masseuses specialising in the pregnant body. Like a day spa, some pregnancy providers also offer gift vouchers. Below is a list of where you can find a pregnancy massage.
Schools of Early Learning offer education and care for children aged 6 months to 6 years.
Yoga and Pilates are great exercises to do during pregnancy, but they also promote breathing techniques and relaxation. You can find a range of special pregnancy yoga and Pilates classes here.
Swimming is a fantastic way to relax during pregnancy. You can take a leisurely swim or simply float along and and feel weightless in the water. Swimming is perfectly safe during pregnancy and provides a full body workout.
Taking some time out from your busy life at a hotel is a great way to feel relaxed, especially if you have other children. Just taking one night away from them could provide you with some well needed relaxation as you take the time to look after yourself for a change. If a hotel is too expensive, why not ship the kids off grandmas or a friend’s house for the night and enjoy a peaceful night at home with just you and your partner.
Pregnant mums (and non-pregnant mums!) you deserve some time out! Have a break before baby comes along, because life is only about to get a whole lot busier.