Pregnancy is a full industry on its own — complete with some unusual items and many must-have products — but before an expectant mama's stomach gets too stretched, there's one last hurrah: the babymoon. Just as newlyweds take a trip to kick off married life, a growing number of expectant parents now take babymoons to cherish each other before infant makes three. I asked California Barefoot and Pregnant Spa services owner and author of Spa Mama: Pampering for the Mother-to-Be, Stacy Denny, for her insight on planning the perfect pre-baby getaway and pampering session.
Stacy's Northern California spas offer specially designed pre-and post-natal massage and beauty treatments, ranging in price from about $65 to $450. She says the three locations pamper 3,000 expectant moms each year (dads are welcome too, obviously!). If you're not lucky enough to live near one of the luxurious spots, check out Stacy's tips for a blissful babymoon.