Babymoons are becoming quite popular among expectant parents, but what exactly is a babymoon? It’s very similar to a honeymoon, except it’s aimed at expectant parents and offers one last relaxing getaway before the birth of their baby.
While babymoons are typically luxurious, they don’t have to be. Some couples prefer to take cruises or week-long vacations to exotic islands, while others consider a weekend getaway at a local hotel or bed and breakfast the perfect destination. A babymoon is simply meant as a method for expectant parents to have a chance to bond and make lasting memories for a final time before expanding their family. A variety of resorts are now offering expectant parents babymoon packages to assist in the planning of these vacations. Packages often include accommodations, meals, massages and keepsakes to commemorate the celebration. Some common destinations for babymoons include:
When is the best time to take a babymoon? Because of the heightened risk of miscarriage and pregnancy loss in the first trimester and travel restrictions placed on pregnant women near the end of the third trimester, most healthcare providers and travel agents agree that the second trimester is the best time for babymoons. Most women also find that they feel their best during the second trimester when the early symptoms of pregnancy, such as morning sickness and breast tenderness, have decreased or stopped. For the safety of the baby and mother, it is important for pregnant women to take their medical records with them and ensure that 24-hour medical care is accessible at their destination.
Wherever you choose to go for your babymoon, take time to enjoy one another. The purpose of a babymoon is to slow down, relax, get pampered and bond with your partner before time alone becomes a seldom occurrence.
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