What is a babymoon? A babymoon is a chance for you and your partner to go on a romantic getaway before you transition into full blown family life. It's a time to connect to each other and maybe even openly discuss your concerns and fears about bringing new life into the world. The goal is to leave the trip feeling closer and confident about what lies ahead. Here are some ideas for your moon.
Remember, it's best to take the moon before you are too far along in your pregnancy to prevent too much stress on your body.
Things to Consider
- Check Restrictions - If you are flying or going on a cruise, there are often restrictions about if you are allowed to board, depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy. Make sure you look at these ahead of time!
- Distance -You don't want to put too much strain on your body by sitting down for a long period of time so pick a destination that's not too far away.
- Availability of Medical Care - Let your OB know what you're doing and see if they have any travel advice or words of caution. Note nearby doctors and hospitals at your destination in case of any kind of emergency.
Warm and tropical? Cool and cozy? Make sure you pick a place that appeals to both of you so you'll each be relaxed and happy. Below are a couple of destination ideas to consider.
If you enjoy relaxing walks in the sand, massages, and dinners by the ocean.
Rent a cabin where you'll be able to enjoy quality time in front of a roaring fire and scenic views of the mountains from your front porch.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Munch on green Chile enchiladas and enjoy stunning views of the New Mexico landscape.
Bike ride through streets lined with Spanish moss and take a river cruise in the evening.
New York City, NY
Take a stroll through Central Park and then dress glamorously for a Broadway show.
Babymoon at home
If money is tight right now, have a babymoon right where you live! Cancel your plans one weekend or take a day off work. Whether it's trying a fun restaurant together or staying in bed all day watching movies, use the time to be truly present and reconnect with one another.
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