Expecting a baby can be an exciting yet nervous time and as a mum-to-be, making sure you relax, take it easy and pamper yourself are important.
So with everything from creative ways to relax to spa days in the Cotswolds, SoGlos has handpicked 7 mum-to-be pamper days in this hot list.
Pamper yourself at a pregnancy photoshoot
Being pregnant can be a magical experience and taking part in a pregnancy photoshoot is a wonderful way to capture that special time, as well as having the chance to get all glammed up and pamper yourself. Local companies, such as Joanna Osborne Cotswolds Photographer, can help you get the perfect shot.
Pamper yourself with a spa day
There’s nothing a mum-to-be deserves more than a relaxing night of pampering ahead of the arrival of their newborn, with places such as Cowley Manor offering a pampering night away especially for expectant mums, which includes a 60 minute pregnancy spa treatment from its exclusive Pinks Boutique range and more.
Pamper yourself with afternoon tea
With everything from irresistible, dainty finger sandwiches to delicious-looking scones and freshly baked cakes, afternoon teas are the ideal, alcohol-free way to indulge while you await the arrival of your newest family member. And for afternoon tea inspiration see SoGlos’s round-up of 18 places to go for afternoon tea in Gloucestershire.
Pamper yourself with a trip to the beauty salon
Sometimes all we need is a little TLC, so a trip to the salon for a manicure or pedicure is a great way for expectant mums to have some me-time. Whether it’s updating your hairstyle, adding a splash of colour to your nails or topping up your tan, there are so many beauty salons in and around the county to help get you feeling your best.
Pamper yourself and be creative
Some parents-to-be find themselves embracing their creative side while they wait for their little one to arrive, whether it’s just to keep their hands busy or to create something for the new baby. One relaxing way to do this is to give flower arranging a try. With something undeniably calming about flowers, places such as Cotswold Country Flowers and Bloomery, offer a variety of workshops to try your hand at.
Pamper yourself with dinner and mocktails
Gloucestershire’s food and drink scene is brimming with amazing, must-try venues. With everything from incredible brunch spots such as Bourton-on-the-Water’s Bourtanical, cosy Cotswold pubs with incredible views like The Carpenters Arms in Stroud to beautiful places like Cheltenham's Urban Fox and No. 131, mums-to-be can sit back, enjoy a refreshing mocktail and perhaps give in to those pregnancy cravings just this once.
Pamper yourself and escape for the weekend
Preparing to welcome a little bundle of joy can be both exciting and stressful, so a pre-baby holiday could be just what’s needed – and with some impressive boltholes to escape to, the Cotswolds offers an ideal place for a weekend away.
Whether you’re after a rustic Cotswold countryside setting, a country house hotel, or a farmhouse with a hot tub, there’s something every mum will enjoy. For some Gloucestershire getaway inspiration, see SoGlos’s list of 18 of the best Cotswold weekend getaways.