Your Hidden Pond BabyMoon Retreat is a three-night all-inclusive getaway. All of the beautiful details will be arranged for you so all you have to do is show up and unwind.

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Throughout your retreat, you and your partner will have the opportunity to connect deeply, eat delicious, nourishing meals prepared by a James Beard Award winning chef, gently strengthen your body through private yoga sessions, and relax & rejuvenate with massage & spa treatments. More than this, you'll experience transformative connection to your partner through Birth Partnering sessions, and Powerfully Peaceful Birth Method coaching with me so that you can breakthrough whatever fears/concerns you have about birthing your baby and yourself as a Mother. 

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By the end of this long weekend, you will have cultivated your ability to draw on the parts of yourself that make you powerful, peaceful, and fearless, with an inner knowing that you can handle whatever comes with birthing your precious child. This transformative experience will not only empower you in birth but give you the tools to draw on your inner strength in an incredibly easy and powerful way throughout the rest of your life as a Woman & Mother. 

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Goose Rocks Beach, moments away from Hidden Pond

Imagine giving yourself and your partner this life-changing time together while all of your senses take in the pristine Maine landscape, breathing in the clean, crisp salt air of the ocean, feeling the calm, expansive, grounding energy in this unique place, and savoring the space and time to slow down in a landscape that calls you to connect with what matters most to you. 

You'll stay in your own private cottage with views of the beautiful wooded landscape at Hidden Pond. This time is about deep relaxation, connecting as a couple, radical self-care, being pampered, having LOTS of FUN, enjoying DELICIOUS, locally-sourced, organic food that nourishes you and your baby, and having a transformative weekend of coaching as you prepare for your baby's birth.

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Your three-night stay will include:

DAY ONE...

  • A relaxing afternoon arrival with a little Nourished Mama goodie package awaiting you at your cottage, including the itinerary for the weekend. You'll get settled and unwind before dinner.
  • A "Cocktail Hour" welcome orientation with me where we'll share a toast, set intentions for the weekend and get gorgeously grounded in all of the joy, transformation, and deep connection you'll experience with your partner on this journey.
  • A welcome dinner at Earth, Hidden Pond's incredible "farm-to-fork" restaurant headed by Ken Oringer, a James Beard award winning chef. They source many of their ingredients from the farm on property. 
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  • If you'd like a romantic private dining experience outside of the main restaurant, I'll reserve the intimate space they call "The Potting Shed" for you (if you want to take look, go here: http://www.earthathiddenpond.com/
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  • Delicious breakfast baskets delivered to your door with items like housemade granola, yogurt, fresh pastries, fruit, coffee, and tea (they are wonderful with requests for gluten- and nut-free, as well as other dietary needs). If their breakfast options don't appeal, I'll have your gourmet kitchen stocked with provisions you'd like for breakfast from Hidden Pond's General Store.
  • Rest & Relaxation experiences available (optional) at Hidden Pond: nightly bonfires, community yoga classes, gentle, beautiful hikes through their three miles of forest trails, time spent in the gardens or lazing by the heated saltwater pools (one is for all ages, the other is adult only. You choose!)hiddenpond pool
  • You'll have a choice of lunch at the Sandbar Grille by the heated saltwater pools at Hidden Pond or I can make you a lunch reservation at the The Tides Beach Club, situated on the pristine white sandy Goose Rocks Beach. If you want some beach time there, you'll be provided with comfy chairs, umbrellas, towels, and chilled water. The Tides is a one mile journey from Hidden Pond and transportation is provided. 
  • To end your day, you'll enjoy a 10-minute dinner trolley ride into Kennebunkport where I'll have reserved you a table at one of their premiere restaurants and you can enjoy the art, boutiques, and ambiance of this gorgeous seaside town for the evening.  
DAY THREE... 
  • After some transformative coaching work with me in the morning, you'll be treated to a Prenatal Massage in Hidden Pond's Treetop Spa (quite literally, the spa is situated 9 feet off the ground in the trees! A series of cat walks takes you to your massage room!). Also, your man will get a massage at this time if he so desires!
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  • Each day, we'll have just the right amount of time set aside for private coaching with me where we'll dive deep into preparing you and your partner for the birth of your baby, Cocoon Time (those six weeks after baby is born), and much more. This is such a powerful experience and one that gets the two of you completely aligned, on the same page, and feeling a renewed sense of your connection and purpose together as a couple. 
  • Your final morning will be one of renewal and readiness to return home emboldened on your journey, closer as a couple than ever before, and READY for those final weeks before your baby is born. 

Logistics:

You are responsible for travel to and from Hidden Pond but once you're there, your entire stay is included in the signature Nourished Mama Experience. If you fly into the Portland Jetport, Hidden Pond recommends a car service to get to the resort called Hydi Drive

Once we determine a date (arrive Friday afternoon, depart Monday morning) for your BabyMoon Retreat, you can book your flight and car service and I'll take care of the rest!

A QUICK TIP: Some couples absolutely love booking themselves one extra day on a retreat such as this where they can reflect on and relax into all they experienced and learned before returning home... Something for you to think about when making your travel plans!

Becoming parents is the adventure of a lifetime and this is an incredible gift to give to yourself and your partner before baby arrives.

*I only book two of these private BabyMoon retreats during Hidden Pond's open season. Please contact Rani MacNeal, Client Care Coordinator, at info@thenourishedhome.com for details and booking. 

It would be an honor and delight to host you at this world-class resort in my beloved state of Maine for a lifechanging experience. I'm confident you'll remember this as one of the loveliest and most transformative luxuries you ever said YES to... I hope to see you at Hidden Pond soon!

With warmth & light,

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