Babymoon…also known as your last holiday with just you two. You better make the most of it!
Really, it’s advice you’ll want to follow.
Your little one is about to arrive, with it comes the juggling act of a lifetime! In between renovating the nursery, buying the baby gear, completing any projects at work and attending doctor appointments, you may feel completely overwhelmed by the upcoming arrival. This is why many parents-to-be choose before the birth of their baby as the prime time to get away for a babymoon. A romantic holiday package with just you and your baby daddy is the perfect way to celebrate your love for each other and reflect on the excitement of what’s to come.
What to Expect from a Babymoon Holiday?
With the upcoming arrival, most couples simply do not have the time or money that is needed for a second honeymoon. Although one month in a five-star resort in Bali sounds lovely, it’s best to limit your babymoon package to a long weekend away from the stresses of home. Look for last-minute holiday package deals and try to book during the low season. Most couples choose to take their babymoon during the second trimester when you are over the morning sickness stage but not quite at the uncomfortable stage.
You don’t have to go far for the best babymoon. In fact, you shouldn’t. Leave the trips overseas for another time (when you are ready to fly as a family) and opt for a holiday closer to home. Driving or sitting on a plane for more than six hours is most certainly not the most relaxing way to start out your pregnancy vacation, especially if you also have to stop for layovers and delays. Most airlines won’t let you fly when you are in your third trimester just in case you go into labour.
Instead, look for cheap flights in a city close to you or plan a short romantic drive to your weekend love nest. A bed and breakfast nestled in the valley, a holiday unit on the beach, or a honeymoon suite in the mountains can all provide that ultra-exclusive, resort-style pregnancy holiday without breaking the bank or cramping your back.
Another thing to remember is that you will want to be close to a good hospital, just in case something were to go wrong. If you are going overseas, make sure you triple check that your insurance carrier covers your pregnancy as well as the possible birth of your baby. Only a few insurance carriers will offer this so shop around and ask.
Babymoon Activities That Won’t Leave You Breathless
When it comes to planning the perfect babymoon, make sure you choose activities that are ‘pregnancy friendly.’ Riding the roller coasters on the Gold Coast is most likely out of the picture as is any ski resort, wine tasting, night clubbing or under sea diving adventure. You also might want to save that three-day mountain trek until next summer.
More pregnancy-friendly activities include light hikes, picnic walks or snorkelling during the day, followed by his and her massages, private dinners, hot cocoa and star gazing at night.