Known as a 'babymoon,' a romantic pre-baby trip is an exciting way to celebrate your impending arrival and connect with your loved one. Whether you're traveling to a nearby beach locale or on a far-flung cultural adventure, read on for our best tips for seamless, safe and healthy babymoons.
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Travel during your second trimester is optimal. The best time for a babymoon is during the second trimester. Morning sickness typically resolves around 12 to 14 weeks, which is also when important test results are back, including chromosomal risk and gender. Also, you can start to show off your baby bump! However, we always advise talking with your doctor about the timing that is most suitable for you.
Decide on the destination—near or far—that’s best for your needs. Whether you’re planning to jet halfway around the world, taking a direct flight or just a long-weekend road trip, there are plenty of options. Consult Indagare’s expert Trip Designers for their up-to-date, first-hand knowledge of destinations all over the world that will fit your unique preferences, whether you are looking for a totally relaxing (Zika-free) island getaway, a dose of culture or still craving a bit of adventure. Adding a destination like South Africa to your bucket list is still possible, with the right planning and following the advice of your doctor.
While on your babymoon, treat yourselves to special experiences, spa treatments, a prenatal massage, upscale dining and self-care with the one you love. Splurge and indulge now before it becomes harder to carve out this private time. Put comfort first. Make sure to pack comfortable clothing and shoes. We also recommend proper sun protection (hats, plenty of sunscreen), bug spray with DEET, a maternity pillow (to assist with side-sleeping), and compression tights (if recommended by your doctor) to help prevent swelling and decrease the risk of blood clots from a long flight.Stay active and attuned to your body. Throughout your trip (and especially while flying), stay hydrated, active and get plenty of sleep. Make sure to keep moving and walk at least once every hour on the plane to ensure healthy circulation. Also, request an aisle seat towards the front of the aircraft for easier access. Related: The 10 Best Babymoon Destinations
Protect yourself by keeping up with the most current Zika-free destinations (see our recommendations here and visit the CDC’s website here). Prior to your trip, consult your doctor for any necessary vaccines and helpful over-the-counter medications (such as Tums, Tylenol, Colace). Also don’t forget your prenatal vitamins! We recommend researching nearby medical facilities to make sure you will have access to quality healthcare in whichever destination you choose. Often, hotels will staff a physician on-property. On your trip, have a copy of your medical records and your doctor’s contact information readily accessible at all times. When it comes to food, play it safe and check if your destination caters to any specific dietary needs. Drink bottled water whenever there is any doubt and bring a few packaged healthy snacks, just in case (multigrain crackers, small packages of peanut butter, your favorite granola bar).This international travel health tool by Mass General Hospital also is a great resource.Above all, have a wonderful and restful time. Unplug and enjoy!Contact Indagare for assistance planning a customized romantic getaway or to learn about more of the best babymoon destinations around the world.
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