Visiting Napa Valley as an Expectant Mother

When you’re an expectant mother, the rules are fairly strict. No shell fish, no unpasteurized cheese, no caffeine, and absolutely no alcohol. So, you’re probably wondering how you’re supposed to indulge in wine country. Luckily, the answer is easy! While it may be vino happy, Napa Valley is also relaxing, vast, and filled with endless possibilities that don’t beg the question do you prefer red or white?

Health Spa Napa Valley

Saint Helena boasts rolling hills and lush color; perfect for rejuvenation. At Health Spa Napa Valley there are a plethora of services, including a well-deserved prenatal massage. With specific techniques and pregnancy cushions, stress dissipates, and muscles are soothed. And if you’re not up for a lengthy massage, you can always opt for an afternoon lounging by the pool with your choice of delicious cuisine!

Petrified Forest

Walking through Calistoga’s Petrified Forest is awe inspiring. These Redwood trees once grew in abundance, only to be turned to stone by a volcano nearly 3.4 million years ago. This experience is one everyone can appreciate, and everyone will remember. It’s also a wonderful way to simply get out in the fresh air and enjoy your surroundings. What expectant mother doesn’t need that?

Crane Park

When you’re eager to get moving, head over to Crane Park. Not only is it home to the illustrious St. Helena Farmers Market (May-October), it also features tennis courts, horse shoe pits, picnic areas and more. Even better, it’s only a mile from El Bonita Motel, so you can return to your room quickly and conveniently when you’re ready to put your feet up!

The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

Dubbed “one of Napa Valley’s most historic and majestic properties,” The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone welcomes you for numerous cooking experience. Be it hands-on, demonstrational, dining, or shopping, you’ll always leave with a satiated appetite.

Purchase a Bottle of Wine (for after!)

At the end of the day, you’re still in Napa, so enjoy it. While you can’t indulge in wine now, you certainly can when your precious miracle arrives – haven’t you heard of a sip and see? Why not buy the wine you love now to drink it later!

Did you visit Napa Valley when you were expecting?

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