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Christmas present for pregnant wife - Spa?

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dadtobe1 Mon 01-Dec-14 17:23:34

Hi, my wife is going to be approx 14 weeks pregnant at Xmas and I am trying to think of a nice present for her. Does any one have any good ideas?

I have seen some suggestions of Spa treatments. Can anyone suggest a good spa which is either in SW London or central London? Are there any treatments in particular that are highly recommended?

Thanks in advance.

LIG1979 Mon 01-Dec-14 17:39:40

Whilst it is a lovely idea make sure whatever you book is suitable for pregnant women. Spa days whilst lovely normally can be a bit limiting if you cannot use the jacuzzi, steam room etc. and some treatments/oils are not suitable for pregnant women. That said some pampering whilst pregnant is a great present as one the baby is there she will get hardly a minute to herself.

FATEdestiny Mon 01-Dec-14 17:43:03

Don't get a spa day.

I went on a spa day when about 12 weeks pregnant. Couldn't do anything at the spa - not even the hot tub or sauna, let alone treatments.

Arlagirl Mon 01-Dec-14 17:44:55

Of she enjoys facials maybe a course at a local salon? Can recommend one in Ewell

EllaJayne123 Mon 01-Dec-14 17:46:49

My dp took me on a spa day when pregnant, paid for the works and I spent the whole day crying my eyes out because I couldn't do anything! A nice pregnancy massage was a perfect present though!xx

Twitterqueen Mon 01-Dec-14 17:48:16

Definitely not spa.
I would get tickets for the two of you to go to something together - theatre or concert. Once baby arrives that kind of thing doesn't happen often.

CaptainMorgansMistress Mon 01-Dec-14 17:49:31

A spa day that she can use once baby has arrived and everyone has settled in might be an idea - with the promise of you looking after the baby of course while she (and a friend?) have a nice day?

ShatnersBassoon Mon 01-Dec-14 17:50:15

No, not a spa day. I was given one when I was pregnant. I had to wait until I'd had the baby to make reasonable use of it, but then I was still wobbly-tummied and was leaking milk everywhere. It wasn't enjoyable at all. A salon treatment might be better.

Zahrah5 Mon 01-Dec-14 17:51:51

I dont recommend spa either

there are so many things which are not recommended to do, I fould it very complicated and gave up on any massages, especilly since the place I wanted to go did not offer specally certified staff for pregnancy massages and I did not trust regular terapist.

Also preganancy massage is done in sitting or lying on the side and that just did not appeal to me at all.

iklboo Mon 01-Dec-14 17:53:04

Maybe posh afternoon tea - perhaps for after baby is born so she can get out of the house for a bit & enjoy a glass of bubbly.

Threeplus1 Mon 01-Dec-14 17:53:54

Some spas do specific pregnancy packages that include things like specialized massages (with safe oils), mani/pedis, facials and lunch included. And it's perfectly safe and beneficial to swim in the pool. I think it's a lovely idea... Google should bring up plenty of options for pregnancy packages.

Arlagirl Mon 01-Dec-14 17:55:33

Or a pedicure course....Hand and Foot salon in Wimbledon village and Richmond are excellent.

woodwaj Mon 01-Dec-14 18:33:07

I'd love a pregnancy massage but maybe separate from a spa day! Or a hair appointment would be nice! I think Q hotels do them if there is one in your area

cheesecakemom Mon 01-Dec-14 18:37:54

Why not get her a maternity package which will usually have an assortment of massages and treatments suitable for a pregnant woman ?

croon979 Mon 01-Dec-14 19:04:25

Aren't you a total sweetheart!

Just echo what the other ladies have said, a general spa day probably no use unless they do a special maternity package. However I am secretly hoping for a specialised pregnancy massage and maybe a luxury pedicure in my stocking this year...

strawberry1202 Mon 01-Dec-14 19:04:46

A pregnancy specific massage is a lovely idea (I've just had one at 30 weeks and it was great) as opposed to a spa day which, as others have said, would be a bit of a waste. There are some spas in london which have specially adapted beds so you can lie on your front with the bump supported which, after months of lying on your side, sounds worth paying for in itself. I think the spa at the K West hotel in shepherds bush has one of these, although I haven't been so I don't know how good the actual treatments are.

smogsville Mon 01-Dec-14 21:05:10

Go for a properly posh long foot massage she will get to lie down for ages and there's nothing like a foot massage and they're safe in preg (although tell them when booking just to be sure). ARK in Putney is good.

Scotinoz Mon 01-Dec-14 21:17:07

I'm 17wks pregnant and would love a spa day as a Christmas gift! Massage, splash in the pool, mani/pedi, cake, lie on pool lounger reading book - bliss!

Elledouble Mon 01-Dec-14 21:43:15

My partner got me a special antenatal massage for my birthday last month (I was about 17 weeks). It was really lovely. He's offered me another one for Christmas - I'm SO achey now at just shy of 20 weeks, so I'm excited already.

Chatty987 Mon 01-Dec-14 22:36:19

K West Hotel & Spa do some lovely maternity treatments. You don't need to do spa day there/use facilities. Perhaps book just one of their treatments and a nice lunch/afternoon tea.

My hubby booked stay for my bday in a Hotel du Vin which was lovely...afternoon tea there and stay in one of their spacious rooms to chill out.

Good're being very thoughtful!

dayspringjubilee Tue 02-Dec-14 13:02:29

Afternoon tea and maybe a manicure or facial is perfect. Spas are really difficult in pregnancy, but how wonderful that you are thinking of ways for her to feel pampered - it really helps. And I would also second the theatre trips if she's into that sort of thing, I've been trying to pack in all the shows I can! Good for you, stay just that thoughtful and it will make her pregnancy so much easier and more pleasant.

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