Are You Planning a Babymoon?
It’s a pretty common practice for newly married couples to splurge on a honeymoon. What better way is there to celebrate your nuptials than to go somewhere fabulous where you can leave the stress of planning your wedding behind you and just bask in your love?
Let me present to you the babymoon. What is a babymoon you ask? Well, it is sort of the opposite of a honeymoon. It’s a time when you should take a holiday to enjoy yourself with your partner before your baby is born.
It’s a great way to relax before your life is turned upside down (in a good way!) by the arrival of your baby. Sounds great doesn’t it? Here are some things to consider when planning your babymoon:
• Plan your babymoon during your second trimester. It’s usually the best time during your pregnancy because your first trimester symptoms will likely be gone and your third trimester discomfort has not yet begun.
• If you are planning to fly during your third trimester be sure to check out the airline’s travel policies.*
• Book your seat on the plane in advance. Window or aisle?
• Make sure you are covered in terms of insurance, just in case you need to seek medical attention on your trip. Check your current insurance policy to see if you need to buy additional travel insurance. Remember to ask if you are still covered during your pregnancy.
• Take your medical records with you just in case.
• Pack your prenatal vitamins with you and any other medications you might need.
• If you’re going to an all-inclusive resort make sure it’s a reputable place and that they take care and follow safety regulations when preparing food and drinks.
• Is the place you are visiting adult only or is it family friendly? Either will give you two completely different vacations.
• During your trip be sure to stay hydrated and eat healthy, balanced meals.
• Always dress comfortably and wear practical footwear.
I enjoyed a babymoon with both of my pregnancies and both times it was to a Club Med Village. I felt that an all-inclusive resort would give me the most relaxing holiday for my babymoons.
When you’re going to a resort during pregnancy be sure to choose your resort carefully. I chose to visit Club Med because I trust them and their staff. I know that the food that I’m eating is made from fresh ingredients and that it’s safe for me to eat. I know that a Club Med property will be clean and that I can choose what type of trip I’m going to have. Whether it’s an activity packed holiday or just lazing by the beach. I can take part in a yoga class, I can have a massage either alone or with my husband, and I can enjoy beautiful quiet walks on the beach… I can also choose to go to an adult only resort, something that is a great idea before baby arrives. A babymoon is an ideal time to relax. Go away to pamper yourself, enjoy a prenatal massage, a couples massage or just time alone. Don’t worry about cooking, cleaning, or laundry; it’s a perfect time to just enjoy life and to focus on the lovely being that you are growing inside of you. What are you waiting for?
For more information about adult only or family friendly Club Med Villages visit www.clubmed.ca
*Before you travel make sure to discuss your travel plans with your doctor and/or midwife. You may want to stay close to home if you have a high risk pregnancy, are carrying twins, or at risk of pre term labour. Some airlines may even require that you get a letter from your doctor giving you permission to travel.