Making the final preparations for the birth of your newborn can be stressful. That’s why babymoons have become such a popular trend. A babymoon offers expectant parents the break they deserve. Take one last trip away together before your family grows and enjoy your babymoon as a time of relaxation, reflection and anticipation.
Why go on a babymoon?
You’re anxiously counting down the days until your due date… the preparation and waiting feels like it never ends. But a babymoon gives you the perfect opportunity to enjoy one last holiday before the baby comes. Whether you choose to go away with your partner, friends or family, escape the usual routine and spice it up with a holiday away.
Top babymoon destinations
Your babymoon destination does depend on a few factors, such as your due date and of course how far you’re willing to fly. However, there are plenty of sunny holiday destinations to choose from.
Travel to exotic locations such as the Caribbean and Florida for the ultimate paradise vibe. Enjoy the benefits of an adults only resort, walk along the sandy shores and take a dip in tranquil, turquoise waters. Perhaps, you’d rather travel somewhere closer to home like the Algarve or Italy for a romantic escape with your loved one. Spa breaks are always on the cards, you deserve to be pampered after all! Whilst city breaks like Barcelona are an option, where you can admire great sights and dine along with amazing backdrops.
Pregnancy travel advice
It’s normal to be anxious when deciding to travel whilst pregnant. But if you take all the necessary precautions, there’s no need to be. In fact, you’ll be happy to know that many women are able to fly safely when pregnant.
The first 12 weeks of pregnancy are tough due to nausea and sickness, whilst the final months of pregnancy are exhausting and uncomfortable. So, it’s recommended to travel during the middle stages of pregnancy, specifically between 4 and 6 months.
Always see your doctor before travelling to discuss any complications or health issues. Plus, you may need to ask your GP about any vaccinations you’ll need too. Also, check with your airline what their policy is regarding flying when pregnant. Some airlines won’t let you fly after week 37 of pregnancy (32 with twins or more). Whilst others may require a letter from your doctor after week 28 confirming your due date and that you’re not at a risk of complications. It’s always important to make sure you have travel insurance before travelling. Discuss any concerns with your insurance company before travel.
How to plan a babymoon
A babymoon can be just what you need before the arrival of your baby. Luckily, it’s never been easier to plan it! You know you want to go away, but you’re not sure where you should go.
Use our helpful babymoon finder and be inspired by our selection of cheap holidays. All you need to do is answer a couple of questions and we’ll provide you with a list of top destinations and hotels based on your choices.