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Q&A: I deserve some pampering before baby arrives, right?

I deserve some pampering before baby arrives, right? Any creative ideas?

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The Bump Expert

Prenatal pampering is definitely one of the biggest trends around--and rightfully so! Here are some of our favorite ways to treat yourself (and your partner) before diaper changing and 2 a.m. feedings take over.
HIRE A BABY PLANNER They'll help you design a nursery, set up your registry and even send out birth announcements when the time comes. Sound a little too indulgent? Come on, you had a wedding planner... and you didn't even have a huge belly weighing you down at the time. Doesn't baby deserve the same kind of treatment?
TAKE A BABYMOON With a new baby on the way, it's tough to predict the next time you and your husband will be able to get some alone time, let alone an actual getaway. Now's the perfect opportunity to sneak off for a romantic just-for-two vacation. Plus, hotels and resorts offer tons of fun packages exclusively for moms-to-be and their partners. Get ready to be very pampered.
GET A FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE It's tough enough to maintain a healthy diet when life is normal. Add the nutritional demands of pregnancy, plus your never-ending to-do list, and you've got a perfectly legitimate reason to splurge on food delivery. Some services even have special meal plans designed specifically for pregnant women, so do your research first. And always ask for a taste test before you commit! (Yum.)

Carley Roney

Q&A: I deserve some pampering before baby arrives, right?

I plan on having a pedicure before delivery. If my feet are going to be in everyone's faces, I at least want them to look pretty!

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Q&A: I deserve some pampering before baby arrives, right?

I am 16 weeks along had splurged and got a prenatal massage while out of town a few weeks ago and loved it. I had been told by the massage therapist that they were not allowed to use a lot of pressure and have to be careful of your feet as well. I am not sure, but someone can verify this for you but was told that there are pressure points on your feet that could potentially harm the baby. Make sure when you do get a pedicure that they are knowledgeable and trained. Overall, enjoy yourself and there is no reason us mommies to be cannot be pampered too.

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