Posted on Thursday, 20 June 2013
|Planning for a new baby may mean the wallet may be getting thinner, but it’s important to set aside time to spend with your partner, re-connect, relax and enjoy some time together before the most wonderful thing to enter your life arrives. |
Time for some R&R; somewhere totally fabulous to indulge before the chaos sets in. Voila - welcome to the Babymoon.
What better place to venture than a chic break in the South of France at a château or villa. From Carla Bruni to Angelina Jolie and Sienna Miller, all have ventured to this sun-drenched area with yacht-dotted seas, fabulous views, and stylish baby gifts to be found in Monaco to St Tropez.
It’s wise to seek the advice of your doctor or midwife before booking your trip, and of course it depends at what stage of your pregnancy you are. But most action-packed activities will be off limits. You will instead love to lounge by a pool, feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin, perhaps indulge in a massage and yoga, take scenic walks, and partake of the famous Mediterranean cuisine.
The Mediterranean diet has long been heralded as one of the world’s healthiest with plenty of fresh, naturally grown fruit, vegetables, nuts and olive oil, daily caught fresh fish, free range eggs and home reared meat.
The human body needs a full quota of vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates, protein and water, even more so when you are pregnant. Research suggests that the first 1000 days of your baby’s life is vital to their long-term health (that’s nine months in the womb and the first two years after).
Nutrition consultant and life coach Wendy Langley says, "take full advantage of the pretty coastal restaurants serving their catch of the day, or the village bistros with their home reared meats and home grown vegetables. As a rule of thumb, eat where the locals eat."
It's also reassuring to know that if you feel unwell while away medical care is considered excellent in France. There are doctor's surgeries even in very small towns and the pharmacies are well stocked with everything you may need.
It’s easy to relax when on holiday with the sun-filled days of the Cote d’Azur boosting vitamin D levels and serotonin and you can’t ask for better than that. Upon booking your holiday apartment or villa with us, we will give you 10% as our gift to you. We will also ensure that we select properties with easy access.
The Riviera Rental Guide team will help you with information on pregnancy-friendly activities like snorkelling, an afternoon of relaxed shopping and discovering antique markets, pre-natal yoga classes, gorgeous spas with a host of pregnancy treatments, and of course the best beaches to relax.