While the idea of a honeymoon is nothing new, the phrase “babymoon” is a relatively new term. However, the idea behind a babymoon is something many people have done without even knowing it. Spending time with yourself, a partner, or even some friends before giving birth is something everyone can get on board with.
What is a Babymoon?
A babymoon is essentially a honeymoon that you take before you give birth. It has become increasingly popular among couples to enjoy a little rest and relaxation before worrying about all the pressures that come with raising a child. Popular celebrities such as Jordin Sparks, Kate Hudson, Candice Swanepoel, and even Kim Kardashian have jetted off to gorgeous locations to enjoy their last few weeks of pregnancy. It gives both parents a chance to reset and enjoy each other’s company before transitioning into full-on parenting mode.
Whether it is your first child or your third, getting away from your hectic life to just relax and have fun is great for your mental health. Not only will you get to spend time together undisturbed, but you also get to center yourself and mentally prepare for a new life.
So, when should you take a babymoon? Where should you go? What if you are low on funds? Don’t worry we got you covered with plenty of ideas and tips for you to create your perfect babymoon.
When Should You Take a Babymoon?
So when is the best time to take a babymoon? It’s really up to you, but there are some things to consider first. The first trimester is riddled with risks, and many times you cannot receive the proper vaccinations early in your pregnancy to jet off to some foreign destination. But even without the increased risk, any trip would be ruined if you got sick – and the nausea from the first trimester is no joke. Similarly, the third trimester is usually when you feel the most uncomfortable and tired.
The CDC states that the “risk of obstetric complications is highest in the first and third trimesters.” This is due to the increased likelihood of miscarriages in the first trimester and other health problems that can arise in the third trimester. Not only that, but according to the MayoClinic “your health care provider and many airlines might restrict travel after 36 weeks of pregnancy.” This is predominantly due to the increased risk of an early delivery.
For these reasons most women choose to take a babymoon during their second trimester of pregnancy (between weeks 14 and 28). This is when you are over the nausea and before you become too uncomfortable. Now that you know when to take your babymoon, the next question is where to take it.
Babymoon Destination Ideas
Is there any particular place you and your partner have always wanted to go? If you have the money, this would be a perfect opportunity to go there. Many couples have a list of places they want to visit together and this may feel like the only opportunity they have to go and enjoy them. If you don’t have any place you would love to go don’t worry we threw together a few popular destinations!
No list would be complete without the city of romance. Filled with a rich history, delicious food, and gorgeous sights – you can easily find something to do every day of your trip.
Picturesque architecture, sprawling city, and romantic canals make this a perfect location for couples looking to enjoy their time off.
If you are looking for a shorter flight, you can always opt to stay in the United States. There are gorgeous resorts located right here – like the Tranquility Bay Beachfront Resort in Marathon, Florida. Located on the Gulf of Mexico it is the perfect place for snorkeling, sailing, and relaxing in the sun.
Big Sur, California
If you are looking for a more nature-esque and quiet getaway you can always visit Big Sur, California. Between the redwood trees and the Pacific Ocean there is something there for everyone. Ventana Big Sur, a resort, offers plenty of glamping opportunities, spa days, and even a natal massage!
In-Town Babymoon Ideas
Who says you have to jet off to exotic locations to relax and enjoy time together? If you are on a tighter budget, unable to leave your town, or just don’t want to go through the stress of traveling – we put together a few fun in-town ideas!
Pretty much every town or city has a spa. You and your partner can head out for a nice spa day filled with facials, massages, pedicures, or if you’re feeling adventurous some acupuncture. Just stay away from any saunas or body wraps that can raise your internal temperature.
You can do a weekend getaway right in your own town. Maybe there is a gorgeous hotel you haven’t visited, or maybe there is a campsite you haven’t been to – no matter how long you have lived somewhere there is always something you can find that you haven’t done yet. Take a weekend and enjoy time away from your routine and your home, and enjoy your town from the perspective of a tourist.
Maybe you and your partner are adventurous and love the outdoors. Try going on an easy hike or nature trail and set up a camp for the night. You can lie under the stars, enjoy some s’mores, and reconnect in nature. If you don’t like a tent set-up you could always rent an RV and do some glamping!
Have a Staycation
If you are like me and super introverted you could even try out a staycation. Stay home and do absolutely nothing. Watch a new TV series, read a book, play some fun games with your partner, cook a romantic dinner at home – there is no right or wrong way to have a babymoon.
Why You Should Go on A Babymoon
Whether you decide to stay at home, or enjoy a week in a foreign country it is essential to find time to relax and recharge before your baby comes. The pressures, and joys, of parenthood can be exhilarating but also tiring. You may not find time for yourself or your partner for a while during your recovery – which for some women can take months.
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Where did you go, or where are you planning to go, for your babymoon? Let us know in the comments below!