Perfect ‘Babymoons’

A “babymoon” is a fantastic way to relax and reconnect as a couple before baby arrives. But before you pack your bags, check this list for a few things to keep in mind. Here, we round out the top 10 tips for planning the ultimate babymoon.

  1. Timing. Plan your trip for your second trimester when you aren’t yet big enough to be uncomfortable, and you’re past the point where morning sickness is a daily issue.
  2. Destination. Speaking of timing, do you really want to spend 14 hours on a flight to Europe? It’s barely a comfortable experience if you aren’t pregnant, let alone carrying a baby inside. When you’re looking for babymoon ideas, consider places close to home.
  3. Talk to your doc. No matter when you decide to go, talk to your doctor about your travel plans. He or she will advise you of immunizations you might need if traveling abroad and about what kinds of local cuisines to avoid.
  4. Check your airline. Some airlines require written permission from your physician to travel, depending on how far along you are, or they might have restrictions about pregnancy and flying. Research this information and have it prepared well before your trip!
  5. Consider a “staycation.” You don’t have to travel across the world to enjoy a little R&R with your love; sometimes checking into a nearby resort for the weekend is just what the doctor ordered.
  6. Buy travel insurance. Just in case an unexpected emergency arises or the baby arrives earlier than planned, research and purchase travel insurance. It will reimburse you for expenses like airfare. Read carefully to make sure pregnancy is included in the policy.
  7. Check your health insurance. Call your insurance provider and find out what your coverage is when traveling abroad or out of state.
  8. Find a local doc. Ask the concierge where the nearest English-speaking physician and hospital are and keep that contact info handy, just in case.
  9. Just relax. Action and adventure might sound good, but how will your feet feel after a full dayof sight seeing in a big city? Consider lounging by the beach or at a quiet B&B instead.
  10. Have fun! Don’t overcomplicate the planning process; this vacation is supposed to be fun, after all. If you find yourself stressed about planning, find a travel agent who can help you.

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