Woman to Women
A concierge for pregnancy pampering
By: Mary Beth Sammons
“You’ve come a long way, baby” is all I have to say about what’s popping up these days on the preggie front. The newest big idea: a personal pregnancy concierge. Seriously.
Hey – pregnancy is hard work – why not spend it in the lap of luxury? It’s only fair – after all, your own lap is diminishing daily. And if your mate won’t do it, now you can pay someone to to give you the recognition and pampering you need.
Seems a pregnancy concierge is kind of like Franc in Father of the Bride II: not afraid to write big fat checks to help you decorate your dream nursery (well, ok, you’re writing the checks, but whatever), but he’ll also deliver ice cream or your craving du jour in the wee hours of the morning, slather oils on your belly and perform pre-natalmassages, and generally do whatever it takes to help you keep your pregnancy stress-free and luxurious. And if money isn’t an issue – and it better not be, since these services average $100 an hour – you can raise the pampering quotient to new levels.
Other new services on the pampered-pregnancy concierge front include consultants who will help you negotiate your maternity leave, deliver nutritional meals to moms, and plot your “babymoon.” For the unenlightened, a babymoom is a little get-away for two (preferably to a five-star resort) before the big D-Day, to help you prepare for the days when Junior is the only one in your house being spoonfed.