New Yummy Mummy Heaven: Mermaid Maternity Retreat

We check out a world built for new mummies; the Mermaid Maternity Retreat on London’s King’s Road has left no stone unturned




Expectant-Yummy Mummies all over London rejoiced when Mermaid Maternity Retreat opened its doors this month on Chelsea’s King’s Road. The first of it’s kind in London, Mermaid is a non-medical maternity retreat designed to support new mothers and pregnant women throughout their pregnancies and once the baby has been born. With everything from luxury accommodation to complimentary therapy, exercise to mummy/baby workshops – Mermaid is a one-stop-uber-luxe-shop for all things maternity.

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Six years in the making, the founder and CEO, Nick Balfour is certainly no stranger to babies. Having had four gorgeous girls of his own, he got the idea for the retreat whilst in the delivery room of his third realising that there needed to be a space where new mothers can feel completely safe and supported throughout their pregnancy and the moments after the birth of their child. “We aim to bridge the gap between hospital and home, by giving [new mothers] the skills and nurturing to help you embrace your new responsibility with confidence” says Nick.

Their biggest USP? Apart from being the only place like this of it’s kind, they have managed to gather together the creme de la creme in holistic, maternity-focussed, experts. Everyone from nutrition queen, Vicki Edgson and well-known midwife Vicky Scott to fertility expert acupuncturist Emma Cannon and trainer to the stars Jonny Sayle are on hand to help expectant and new mothers throughout this major transition, both mentally and physically. With everything from pregnancy yoga and Pilates to baby massage and dynamic workout class activeMUM, Mermaid is a Hip & Healthy mummy and baby dream come true.

Visit http://mermaid.co.uk for more information.


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