Preparation for parenthood is here.

5 - 7 November 2010 brought to you the first of our Preggi Perfect Retreats. 2011 brings with it another four more. 25 – 27 March 2011 is our next one, promising to offer valuable information for mom and dad, providing relaxing spa treatments and fantastic activities, all the while, preparing expecting parents for their journey into parenthood.

“This retreat serves to prepare the expecting parents for the wonderful experience of parenthood, all the while covering the very important, rather sensitive topics that nobody actually tells you about, not even your own mother,” said Dominique Olfsen, Marketing Director of the Preggi Perfect Retreat. “If more parents-to-be were better prepared for the huge life change, many of them would make the adjustment into parenthood easier.”

Elite Lifestyle Functions, organisers of the Preggi Perfect Retreat have handpicked some well-known maternity professionals to discuss important topics such as PND and Baby-Proofing Your Relationship right down to Pigeon’s Booby Traps of Breastfeeding workshop and The Importance of Good Sleep Habits for Parent and Baby. The renowned Tina Otte will be discussing Pre-birth Bonding as well as taking the couples through an Unborn Baby and Pregnancy Massage class. Claire Thompson from Mother Love and Conrad Bornorchis will be speaking to the parents about the Reality of Motherhood and Fatherhood – this is a real, down to the core kind of workshop that bares it all in a humorous, light hearted way.

Karen Van Zyl from Pikanini Baby Academy will be presenting alternative coping methods such as the Dunstan Baby Language. Focus will also be given to educating the parents on stem cell storage, a presentation by Netcells. We also have some fun slots in place, like the 5-minute face workshop with Mums Inc while dad will focus on the more manly aspects of parenthood with Liberty Life.

“We have made sure to include all the pampering bits and pieces too,” says Lynne Keet, Event Coordinator of the Preggi Perfect Retreat. “All too often, the woman is forgotten in the process, we want to ensure that these woman still get to experience the joys of womanhood while indulging in relaxing spa treatments done by Mangwanani, mini photo shoots with TRPhoto and nutritious ‘mocktails’ from Sporton International.”

Especially for dad, Nissan McCarthy Randburg proudly brings you Daddy Boot Camp. The first ever of its kind in South Africa. Nissan McCarthy Randburg will be bringing in all their family vehicles, taking the dad through some competitive activity, teaching them about travel safety at the same time and mixing in some typical dad-specific tasks.

The Preggi Perfect Retreat is thrilled to be using the tranquil, peaceful surrounds of Still Point Country Haven for their workshops and activities, while four-star accommodation is where these almost-parents will get to rest their weary feet. However, space is limited, “We will only be taking 20 couples / 40 people per retreat in order to maintain a certain level of intimacy between the parents and the presenters” says Lynne, “So it is important to book your space early in order to avoid missing out.”

Fortunately, this is not a once off event. The dates for 2011 as follows;

25 – 27 March

10 – 12 June

23 – 23 September

4 – 6 November

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Dominique Olfsen, Marketing Director

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