Pregnancy is a celebration. The journey from being a couple to becoming a family is filled with excitement, an assortment of emotions, and many “firsts”- from your first prenatal appointment to feeling the first flutter in your tummy when the baby moves. It is also the first (and the last) time that you plan a babymoon.
A babymoon gives you an opportunity to celebrate the arrival of your little one and spend some alone time with your beloved before you shift all your focus on the new addition.
Here are a few tips to help you plan a perfect babymoon.
Select the right time
Your second trimester, i.e., between 14 and 28 weeks, is the right time to plan your babymoon. It is the time when the morning sickness that you experience in the first trimester subsides, you feel more at ease, and your energy banks are replenished. Also, your little baby bump allows you to indulge in several activities.
Research the destination
When you are pregnant, deciding on the right destination becomes crucial, not for fun’s sake but in the view of your health and comfort too. For instance, planning a mountain getaway might subject you to dizziness, lightheadedness, and nausea, while traveling to a hot and humid destination might keep you uncomfortable for most of the time. Hence, select a destination with a moderate climate where you can go around comfortably.
Once you have zeroed in on the destination, research it well to find out whether or not it is safe for traveling during pregnancy. Check out the current Covid status or any other concerns, such as Zika, that might affect your and your baby’s health.
Check your travel insurance
You might have heard- “hope for the best but prepare for the worst.” If you are booking a trip in advance, secure it with travel insurance to keep all the worries off your mind.
If in case, any problems crop up before traveling to your destination, requiring you to cancel the trip or something happens while you are there, you won’t have to worry about the finances.
Talk to your doctor
Before anything, talk to your doctor about your plans. Discuss with them the potential issues. Check with them whether or not the destination you are planning to visit is safe for you, the jabs you might need, the activities to refrain from, etc. Confirm your bookings only after getting approval from your doctor.
Also, keep them in the loop to ensure a safe trip during pregnancy.
Select the right accommodation
When you plan a babymoon, especially in the current times, your safety and comfort should be your priority.
Look for less crowded accommodation and one that extends all the necessary amenities and facilities. Moreover, the location should be closer to the activities you are planning. There should be medical facilities, restaurants, and cafes in the vicinity.
So, for instance, if you are planning your babymoon in Chicago, ditch the hotel and select a Chicago short-term rental in a neighborhood that has a hospital, shopping complex, eateries where you could relish Chicago-style hot-dog and deep-dish pizza, and a few tourist attractions.
Pack everything that makes you comfortable. Select breathable clothes and loose silhouettes so that you can go around comfortably in them throughout the day. Make sure you wear the most comfortable footwear.
Don’t forget to carry plenty of snacks and water.
The bottom line
Pregnancy is not a reason to put a full stop to your travel plans. On the contrary, it is the time to go on a babymoon.
So, use these tips and plan a perfect babymoon.