Are you thinking about taking a vacation before your baby makes his or her entry? Your life will change forever once baby makes three. If you are considering taking a special vacation for just the two of you, you are not alone. It has been estimated that as many of 60 percent of expectant parents in the United States have taken, or will take, a babymoon.
A babymoon is similar to a honeymoon. It is a vacation that can range from a long weekend at the beach to a two week holiday at a fancy resort. It is a time for a couple to reconnect, romance one another, and enjoy plenty of rest and relaxation as they get ready for the bundle of love that will soon be in their lives.
A pre-baby getaway may be exactly what both of you need. The pressures of working, family life and getting ready to say hello to your brand new infant can be very stressful on both partners. What you both may realize you need is an adventure together before the magical moment in your life arrives.
When is the best time to take this special type of trip to enjoy couples time? Refer to your calendar first. That is your pregnancy calendar, not the regular calendar hanging on the kitchen wall. The typical pre-baby trip occurs during a woman's second trimester. During the first trimester, the mother-to-be is usually dealing with morning sickness. By the third trimester, she has gotten so big that travel is not so easy. During the second trimester, you are likely to feel the most upbeat, energetic and comfortable.
If life is such that travelling is not possible until you reach your third trimester, find out from your doctor if flying is in your best interests. If you are having a difficult pregnancy, you may have to look at other travel options for the babymoon. If you do travel by plane to your destination, purchase a travel health insurance plan.
Where should your R & R with your significant other take place? Adventure is something to be relished, but your comfort level should take precedence. You want to go to a civilized location where medical care is available. You also need to choose a spot that is safe and hygienic.
Shorter flights are a smarter option. You are better off flying from north to south, as opposed to east to west, as the jet lag involved will be reduced. You want to feel as healthy as possible and you do not want your energy levels to drop too much as this will dampen your spirits and interfere with the romantic moments you have planned.
Select a destination where the temperature will be mild and comfortable. This is not the time when you want to be too close to the equator baking in the sun. In the same way, you do not want to freeze either. Thinking of these things will help to make your babymoon as memorable as possible.