Why New Moms Absolutely Need Pregnancy Retreats

Pregnancy retreats are not only a dream come true for an expecting mom, but they are also much needed. Time to relax, unwind, indulge in self-care, prepare your mind and body for the birth, and just be in the moment before the baby arrives.  Not to be confused with a babymoon, a prenatal retreat is focused on revitalizing and refreshing mom-to-be with yoga, massage, guidance and more into the next chapter of your life.  

What is a Prenatal Retreat?

Why New Moms Absolutely Need Pregnancy Retreats

A prenatal retreat is a chance to get away, take a break from all the hustle and bustle, and the stresses of daily life, and connect with your mind, body, and baby.  Pregnancy retreats focus on the mother and baby, they are centered around you and your body with experts that will help you prepare for birth and this next chapter of your life.  Pregnancy retreats are more than just a babymoon as they can be done with or without your spouse.  More than just a little getaway before your newest arrival as they focus on your mind, body, and soul.

Pregnancy retreats offer the new mom the opportunity to be one with nature, and to ground herself and her body with her surroundings as she prepares for birth.  A chance to connect with not only yourself but seasoned mothers, who have been through it all and can help coach and guide you with any questions or concerns.  Bringing you peace of mind and encouragement as you gain confidence as you near the end of your pregnancy.

In addition, there is often a lot of opportunity to be able to prime your body as well as your mind during this special time.  From yoga classes, massages, acupuncture, and other bodywork and even craft time.  With special classes and sessions on topics such as hypnobirthing, postnatal topics as well as caring for your newborn.  At the end of your pregnancy retreat, you should walk away feeling empowered, more connected to your body than ever before, and knowing that you and your baby are not only ready for this journey but prepared in every possible way.

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Why Pregnancy Retreats Are Important 

Why New Moms Absolutely Need Pregnancy Retreats

Your body will get ready for birth on its own, it is quite magical that way.  However, in this day in age, most women don’t have the time to really slow down as the pregnancy progresses to really prepare their minds and body for birth.  If anything it is the opposite and most expectant mothers get busier as the time of their baby’s arrival leads up.  If you are working full-time, trying to perfect the nursery before the baby’s arrival, or have an older child, pregnancy retreats are for you. 

Pregnancy retreats are a chance to calm your busy mind, and to sync yourself and your baby for a lifelong bond and commitment to each other.  Pregnancy is a remarkable time for your mind and body, during this time you go through so many changes.  Not just physically but your body (and life) will be changed forever.   This might be the last time you can really take a little me time, at least for a long time.  Taking time out for just yourself without having to worry about your baby is important.  Pregnancy retreats allow you to do just that, to focus on yourself and get your body, mind, and baby ready for the next chapter.

If you choose to pick one of the pregnancy retreats with your spouse, this will give you both the needed quiet time to connect before your bundle of joy arrives.  For the mom, your life changed the moment you got pregnant, but for the dad, that doesn’t really happen until the baby arrives.  Until that point very little has actually changed about his day-to-day life, whereas on the other hand your entire life and body are different.  

A pregnancy retreat will allow you both to connect with not only each other but the baby as well.  Being surrounded by all things pregnancy-related will help your spouse get on the same page as you…well maybe not the same page but at least the same chapter!  This is a special, yet fleeting time when it is just the two of you, being able to connect on another level before having the responsibilities of raising a little human.  

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Types of Pregnancy Retreats 

Why New Moms Absolutely Need Pregnancy Retreats

You can expect a few things from pregnancy retreats, depending on what type of retreat you are drawn to.  Pregnancy retreats offer you a chance to connect with your body and baby on a level you have not experienced yet.  An opportunity to meet other moms-to-be and have an open dialogue with experts in the field.  You will leave with a calm mind and boost your happy hormones from pregnancy yoga and the techniques you learned during your time.  

Most pregnancy retreats will offer similar inclusions but some are solely focused on specific aspects.  Yoga retreats will offer a variety of yoga classes as well as body services to help prepare your body for birth.  Take advantage of prenatal massages, acupuncture,  stretching classes, grounding sessions, and more to get more in line with your body. 

There are also couple-centered pregnancy retreat options that are for both you and your spouse.  These pregnancy retreats give you both a chance to connect more with your baby and body as well as prepare your partner for the upcoming birth and learn ways to help support and encourage you during this time.  

All pregnancy retreats will treat you, your body, and your baby as the goddess you really are.  Pregnancy retreats will not only nourish your soul but also supply you with the best possible foods for your health and the stage of your pregnancy.  When you return home from your pregnancy retreat you should feel not only renewed and revitalized, but also so very ready for the next big step as you welcome new life into this world. 

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Sabra Ritter
Sabra Ritterhttp://www.mybeautifulchaosblog.com
Part event planner and marketing guru, part stay-at-home mom, and part blogger. Mom of two toddler girls, who are always keeping her on her toes. On the weekends you can find her at Southern California beaches or hiking with her family. Sabra loves to cook and is always creating something new!