When your pregnant with your first baby, more and more couples are taking to planning a babymoon before the baby arrives, marking the last holidaying a couple will take together on their own for a long time!!
So where should you go?
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge babymooned in the Caribbean when she was expecting Prince George, so you could look at somewhere warm like they did or just slope off and have a quiet weekend together. Or why not look at the specially designed babymoon packages available that include pre-natal spa treatments, personal shopping for when baby arrives and offer things like late check outs and craving bags to make the experience more pleasurable. You can make the getaway anything that suits you as couple and how you are feeling during that time of your pregnancy. ,
Where to go
The countryside – Book a lodge or cottage, take some scenic walks and enjoy cosy local pubs or stay in with take aways, or just get the local supermarket to deliver your provisions and stay in
City breaks – Seeing a city that you would like to look around without having to worry about the buggy, staying in the boutique hotels that you may not see for a while once the little one arrives and treating yourself to lovely restaurants and a few mocktails.
Sunshine – Enjoy a relaxing beach holiday, just make sure everything is in short walking distance and you are fine with the local cuisine!
When can you Travel?
Most would recommend during the second trimester, when your symptoms have eased and you can enjoy your time away. After 28 weeks of pregnancy most airlines will ask for a doctor’s certificate so it’s worth keeping that in mind if you plan to travel abroad.
Top tips for Mums travelling on their babymoon
Avoid countries which are known for their mosquitoes – they don’t mix with pregnant women.
Take with you your pregnancy notes from your midwife just in case you need them while you are away.
Drink plenty of water if you are flying, and make sure you book an aisle seat to help the toilet trips a bit easier
Pack a few of the foods that you feel you are craving incase you can’t get them when you need them!
If you are doing a city break plan where you are staying to make it easier to see the local area without too much walking
Maybe pack your pregnancy pillow just to help with getting a good nights sleep.
Just a few suggestions to help with your travels.
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