Blogging CNN: Belly 'facials,' photographers for moms-to-be

Blogging CNN: Belly 'facials,' photographers for moms-to-be

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Carrie McBride
May 2, 2008

We thought an umbrella valet was over the top, now we're reading about maternity concierge services. When we think of indulging ourselves during pregnancy we picture a Häagen-Dazs-stocked freezer and foot rubs from our partner.

A recent article on CNN.com opened our eyes to the new maternity luxuries: belly "facials," professional pregnancy photo sessions, lavish babymoons, and pregnancy-tailored daily meal deliveries. Maternity concierge services are cropping up in cities around the country and offer services from nursery decoration and registry consultation to "spoon-feed[ing] you Ben and Jerry's ice cream or slather[ing] cocoa butter on your belly."

The article points out that as the average age of pregnant women has risen, so has the disposable incomes of moms-to-be. While this may be true, we're still having trouble picturing the maternity concierge client - is this just for the super rich (we don't happen to know any of the super rich)?

What about you? What was your greatest pregnancy extravagance?

(Image via Moments of Serenity.)

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