Things to Consider When Planning a Babymoon
If you don’t already know what a babymoon is, it is a vacation while you are pregnant before the baby is born. Many couples enjoy taking a vacation together before the baby comes for some rest and relaxation. You two will get to spend some time alone before the baby comes. While planning and preparing for your babymoon there are a few considerations you need to keep in mind.
1. Fly or Drive?
Talk with your OB/GYN if it is safe for you to fly. Most often it is recommended to not fly after 35 weeks. If you have a high-risk pregnancy, your doctor may not want you to fly at all. Even if you cannot or don’t want to fly, you can plan a destination that is within driving distance. Talk to your doctor about how far you will be able to travel. Depending on your circumstances they may recommend staying within a certain distance from home. Whether you will be flying or driving, remember to get up and stretch or walk at least every two hours to avoid blood clots and help with circulation.
2. What Will Be Your Plans?
Remember to consider what you will be doing on your vacation and how you are feeling physically. Some people prefer a relaxing vacation lounging on the beach while others enjoy sightseeing or hiking. If you are tired often you shouldn’t go on a vacation that could be physically straining or exhausting.
3. Travel Insurance
Consider getting travel insurance just in case you have a medical emergency. Make sure to check the policy beforehand to make sure it will cover you for pregnancy-related health emergencies.
4. Sun Protection is Important
If you are going somewhere sunny or warm, don’t forget to pack sunscreen and clothing that will protect you from sun damage. Having a sunburn is no fun.
5. What Clothes You Will Pack
Make sure you have clothing that will fit and be comfortable. Depending on your body, you may need to purchase maternity clothes. There are stores and websites that specialize in maternity clothing so that you can look cute but still be comfortable.
6. Food and Drink
Vacation is a great time to try new foods but remember to be careful. Talk to your OB/GYN about foods you should avoid. Staying hydrated is essential so make sure to drink plenty of water. Remember that you should not drink alcohol while pregnant.
This is a wonderful time in life and make sure you enjoy it. Whether you go on a trip an hour away from home or fly to another country, make the most of it. After the baby comes you will look back on these memories with fondness.
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