Babymoon Ideas and Locations
You’re pregnant! Between the crankiness, mood swings, food cravings, and hot flashes – so many things going on in your life right now.
The important thing to remember is that your babymoon should be comfortable, relaxing!
So, you’ll want to ensure that your babymoon will be a relaxing experience, and not a taxing one. But, what is a Babymoon?
Just like a honeymoon is a tranquil time to spend with your life partner before the daily routine of married life begins, a babymoon is a vacation to take before the arrival of your baby. The purpose of a babymoon is to give yourself time to collect your thoughts as a couple and prepare for the shared responsibility of caring for a newborn.
How to Choose a Babymoon Location
Choosing an appropriate babymoon getaway location is probably the most important decision to make. To choose a location, you should first know what you expect to achieve from it.
Why Are You Taking a Babymoon?
Do you want to spend time bonding with your partner? Do you want to attend childbirth classes or other pre-natal groups? Do you want to get relief for the aches and pains plaguing you? Are you looking to buy some cute outfits for your baby?
Depending on your answer, you may want to choose a spa resort, a shopping district, a weekend pregnancy workshop, the beach, or maybe even a combination of reasons!
How Many Months Pregnant Will You Be at the Time of the Babymoon?
Your choice of location will also depend on how far along you are. A six-months pregnant woman would possibly be more active than a woman in her eighth month. So you’ve got to choose a location and activities appropriate to your stage of pregnancy. Most women choose to take babymoons in the second trimester, when they’re past the first trimester’s miscarriage risk and morning sickness, while not yet in the physically uncomfortable stage of the third trimester.
What’s Your Budget?
Finally, most couples wonder whether it’s wise to spend money on a babymoon, instead of saving up for the baby. So you’ve got to consider your finances and take a pre-baby vacation that doesn’t leave you feeling guilty.