Benefits of a health retreat during pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting and transformative time in a woman’s life, but it can also be physically and emotionally demanding.

At Eden Health Retreat, we love welcoming expectant mothers. Whether it’s your first child or you’re the mother of many, a stay at Eden is ideal for expectant mothers. Slow down, seek solace in our sanctuary, and focus on your well-being before the arrival of your baby.

One of the main benefits of a ‘babymoon’ retreat at Eden, is the opportunities you have to rest. Our expert staff will create a bespoke program just for you, to enable you to focus on what you, your partner, and your baby need. 

Whether it’s relaxing, reducing the common discomforts of pregnancy such as back pain, swelling, and fatigue, or just enjoying some pampering face and body treatments, we’re here to curate the ideal pregnancy retreat for you.

Here are the many benefits of a pregnancy retreat in preparation for the big event. 

Benefits of a pregnancy wellness retreat

Take the Time for You

A pregnancy wellness retreat provides a unique opportunity to indulge in ‘you time’ before the various life changes you’ll experience with the arrival of your little one. 

At Eden, you’ll find the time to relax, de-stress, and connect with yourself and your unborn baby, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Rest as much as you need, and enjoy plenty of well-deserved pampering, and plenty of nutritious meals all while being immersed in a serene natural landscape. 

Enjoy Gentle Activities

Our staff are trained to help people achieve their exercise goals while considering any specific needs or physical restrictions you may have. You may find that yoga can help to stretch out an aching back and sore hips, or a gentle swim in our heated swimming pool is just what you need to relieve sore muscles. 

Meditation and breathing classes are also highly recommended to help you embrace rest and allow you to sink into a state of true relaxation. Our rainforest also provides the ideal opportunity for gentle walks amongst nature, whilst you dream of welcoming your baby into the world.

Eat For Two

Proper nutrition is crucial during pregnancy. At Eden, our meals are designed to ensure all guests achieve optimum nutrition during their stay. 

Please speak to our reservation team when booking your babymoon retreat to discuss any dietary requirements you may have, and to ensure we are aware of your pregnancy.

Pampering Treatments

After your baby is born, you may find that you have less time for pampering, so you must take advantage of your stay with us to indulge in a range of treatments such as massages, facials, and other holistic body therapies. These are not only relaxing but also help in relieving muscle tension, reducing stress, and improving circulation.

Our treatments are safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. However, if you have any concerns, please reach out to our reservation team.

What to Be Aware of During a Pregnancy Retreat

While a pregnancy retreat offers numerous benefits, there are certain precautions you should take to ensure your safety and well-being.

Avoid Saunas and Hot Tubs

Saunas, hot tubs, and steam rooms are not recommended during pregnancy as they can raise your body temperature to levels that may be harmful to your baby. Opt for treatments that maintain a safe body temperature, such as a swim or float in our heated swimming pool or a dry floatation session in our new Vitality Centre.

Be Cautious with Aromatherapy

It’s important to be aware that certain essential oils can be harmful during pregnancy. Avoid oils such as clary sage, rosemary, and juniper, and always consult with a qualified therapist before using any aromatherapy products. 

Please speak to our staff if you have any concerns about the oils used in your treatment or used in your room in your oil burner.

Listen to Your Body

Pay attention to your body’s signals. If you feel tired, have a rest. If an activity feels uncomfortable, stop. Your stay at Eden is about relaxation and well-being, so it’s important to listen to your body’s needs. Our team is always available to help you ensure the most peaceful and supportive environment to rest, rejuvenate, and prepare for the arrival of your baby. If you have any questions about a pregnancy retreat at Eden, please reach out to our experienced reservations team.