Got a little one on the way? Just brought one home? Congratulations! As you know, you’ve now entered the wild and wondrous world of parenting, complete with all the issues, products and services you never had to think about before. But you couldn’t live in a better place, because this city is filled with people who want to make your life a little easier, from connecting with other new parents to finding baby gear for less, enjoying a pregnancy-friendly mani/pedi and much more. Click through for the latest and greatest birth-day resources!

The Babymoon Experience: A Retreat That Also Covers Birth Basics

While it's not true that after you have a baby you'll never leave the house again, the new addition will cut into the "me" or the "us" time quite a bit, initially. Treat both of you (or all three, or more, if you think about it) with a deluxe, yet educational, pre-birth retreat, The Babymoon Experience. The two-night getaway in Rhinebeck, Ny is a mix of pre-baby pampering and self-care (think customized yoga sessions, massages and healthy meals prepared by a CIA-trained chef) and birthing basics, with half-day childbirth education classes and instruction in "comforting touch" for birth. Lead by two doulas — one a seasoned massage therapist and the other, an experience labor and delivery nurse — The Babymoon Experience is designed to help parents-to-be feel more connected as a couple, well-nourished and cared for, and thoroughly prepared for the birth of their child. A curated birth bag is also included in the package. Accommodations are described as clean, open and "country modern", and rates start at $1650.


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— Mimi O’Connor