Manhattan – Midtown East
575 Madison Ave at 57th St
Manhattan, NY 10022
When pregnant, one-stop shopping is not merely a convenience, it's a godsend. Taking this notion to celestial extremes is Destination Maternity, which gathers under one roof maternity-clothing purveyors for every budget; a padded, enclosed megaplaypen for tots, a posh spot where partners can amuse themselves with laptops, a juice bar and ESPN; retail islands bursting with prenatal skin-care products, yogawear and books; and a state-of-the-art room for drop-in relaxation and yoga classes. DM keeps its crown jewel hidden, however: its small, hushed and surprisingly uncorporate spa, Edamame, located in the basement. If you're more than 13 weeks pregnant, go for the signature Moms-to-Be New Life Massage, during which you can either lie facedown--in a patented Prego Pillow--or on your side, for 50 minutes of gentle kneading that finishes with a cold-pressed-mint-juice rub ($120). Like a baby, it will seem heaven-sent.
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