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Back in May 2012, when I was pregnant with our first baby, Mr H and I went on a babymoon to Rhodes. It was our last chance to have a holiday before we became parents. So we saved up our money and went to an amazing hotel and had a room with a private swimming pool. It was heaven. And the perfect way to relax before the pressures of parenthood began.
Is your first child on the way? If so, it’s not too late to embark on a trip you’ll never get to experience again.
What Is A BabyMoon?
A babymoon is a holiday which expectant parents enjoy before their baby is born. It’s usually the last chance for a couple to enjoy a romantic time away together before they become parents. And its popularity has soared over the past few years.
5 Reasons Why You Should Have A Babymoon
Let’s discover why you should consider heading off on one of these exciting trips.
1. It’s Romantic
I’ve already hinted at it, but this will be the last time you and your partner take a trip alone for months, maybe even years. Having children is a wonderful experience, but they do tend to kill the mood somewhat when it comes to the romantic side of holidays.
A babymoon gives you and your partner a chance to reconnect and enjoy each other’s company without interruption.
2. It’s A Chance To Rest And Relax
Pregnancy is hard work, there’s no doubt about it. A babymoon serves as a reminder to look after yourself, take life day by day, and it’s also an excuse for you to indulge in some well-deserved pampering.
It’s worth finding a spa (your hotel may have one of their own) and taking a look at the treatment menu. Many spas offer a selection of treatments for pregnant women, such as prenatal massages, foot rubs, and facials, so you’ll be preened from top to toe. Just be sure you’re aware of the safety guidelines before you visit.
3. It’s An Escape From Everyday Life
We all need a break from our daily routines, no matter how much we like them. A babymoon is a perfect excuse to leave your normal responsibilities behind. Swapping things like traffic jams and to-do lists for city breaks or beachside getaways.
You could even experience both — pick a coastal city if you’re struggling to choose between different types of holiday. Holidaysafe’s pregnancy travel guide has a list of the most accommodating destinations for pregnant women.
4. You Have Time To Reflect
Having a baby is a huge change, it’s possibly one of the biggest milestones you’ll ever tick off. It’s natural to have reservations mixed in with your excitement, and a babymoon will give you the time and space to process them. You can also discuss your feelings with your partner and see how they’re dealing with the changes. Verily’s guide to bonding with your partner while pregnant will give you some ideas.
5. You Can Do Whatever You Want
The best thing about a babymoon is the freedom! Want to wake up late? You can. Want to do nothing but sit by the pool with a good book? Pick out your favourite read and enjoy. Want to see the sights? Set off at a gentle pace and see what you can discover.
Make the most of your last few months with no one to care for. You’ll appreciate these memories all the more when you’re dealing with the sleepless nights a newborn brings.
If you are travelling when pregnant, then you really should go and read this post from Kayleigh at Candyfloss and Dreams. It is full of amazing hints and tips about how to survive travelling when pregnant.
Do you know anyone who has been on a babymoon? Would you consider going on one?
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