In general, it’s hard to schedule and arrange travel plans for vacations and getaways. Can you imagine planning a getaway when you are pregnant? Moms to be have a limited window of opportunity to pamper themselves before the arrival of the new addition to the family. A getaway is the perfect idea to relieve stress and focus on S.E.L.F. care! In addition, it may benefit your counterpart to join you on a baby mooning, as you begin the journey of growing your family!
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends the safest period of travel to be between 18 to 24th weeks of pregnancy. While being pregnant can change the nature of your travel plans it doesn’t have to make them more difficult.
As you prepare for baby mooning, here is a list of things to consider:
- Think local. The purpose of your vacation is relaxation and rest, so minimize the travel time required to get there! Multiple layovers or enduring long distance car rides is not a restful start to your babymoon. If you have to travel long distance, consider a splurge on First Class seats or a SUV rental car! If you have to drive, bring lots of pillows!
- Plan ahead. Know where you will have access to quality medical facilities in case of emergencies. Ask your physician or consult the Internet to ensure where you’re headed has facilities/staff to cover your medical needs. Be sure to check that your medical/health insurance is accepted as well.
- Going international? Ask your doctor first! They will be able to advise you about vaccines and other specific regional travel precautions. Consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance and shop carefully for this as pregnancy is an exclusion for coverage with many plans.
- Make it spiritual, holistic and mindful! Try an all-inclusive retreat such as the Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Arizona. Included in their daily resort fee is access to their Mii amo Spa, a full service experience that includes art lessons, cooking demonstrations, programs by visiting experts as well as traditional spa services focusing on health, wellness and balance.
Also, consider sharing the experience with a close friend or family member. Whoever you decide to bring as part of your relaxation experience, keep in mind that babymooning is about you.