Tips For A Successful Babymoon - Your Pre-Baby Guide To An Unforgettable Vacation

Have you heard of a Babymoon before? It’s the new thing, and we’re totally all for it! A Babymoon is a trip that you and your significant other take before the little one comes. It’s the last time you will ever be a family of two, and you should cherish and enjoy these precious moments and one another. So, splurge a little and start looking up tickets so you and your honey can set aside some time to relax and spend quality time together in the destination of your choosing. In the meantime, we’ve got a few pointers for you that are sure to make your Babymoon dreams come true:
  1. GO WHERE YOU WANT TO GO – Location, location, location! Where have you always wanted to visit? If it’s budget and pregnancy-friendly, take the plunge! Now, of course there are some exceptions. If you’ve always wanted to hike Machu Picchu, we suggest you don’t do it while growing a human inside of you – your already-swollen feet will not thank you. However, if you’ve always dreamt of having freshly made pasta from Italy, or seeing the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, treat yourself to the adventure! This vacation is for you – you should make the most of it.
  2. TRAVEL IN YOUR SECOND TRIMESTER – For the simple reason that your first trimester is typically nauseating, and your third trimester is like running a marathon… every day. We suggest you use the “Happy Medium” time of your pregnancy, so you can feel your best on your trip!
  3. CONSULT YOUR DOCTORS – You probably already knew this, but making sure your OB/GYN knows where you are going and OK’s it is key. Perhaps you’ve had a few complications in your first trimester, and your doctor would prefer you don’t take a plane ride longer than four hours for safety – these are the things we’d want you to consider while planning. BONUS TIP: We also suggest you visit a travel doctor if you plan on going overseas. They may have some information your regular doctor doesn’t, such as which areas of the world are currently experiencing disease and virus outbreaks or which areas have water that is unsafe to drink or cook your food with. Their expertise is highly valuable, especially since your immune system is weaker during pregnancy and you’re at a higher risk of contracting an illness while traveling.
  4. REST – You may be visiting a destination with some of the most exciting tourist attractions the world has to offer! But remember, baby is coming and soon enough, your hours of sleep are going to plummet, as is your time to have slow mornings where wake-up time is undecided and getting out of bed is optional. (Don’t worry – it’ll all be worth it, because you’ll have your sweet newborn to gaze at and that alone is unbeatable). So, we offer this tip: balance your adventurous fun and sightseeing with some kicking back and relaxing. Go to the spa together and get a Mama-to-Be massage. You won’t regret it. Bonus Tip: Book a hotel or resort that’s in walking distance from all the fun things you’re wanting to do. This way, you’ll be able to call it quits as soon as you feel tired and get right back to your bed where you can kick your feet up or take a cozy nap.
  5. HIRE A PHOTOGRAPHER – This one’s a bit out-of-the-ordinary, but what better way to document your time on the Amalfi Coast or in the Panamanian Rainforest than to have a professional take your picture? Ditch the selfie stick and head to Instagram to find and book a great photographer who lives in your destination area. In addition to memories, you’ll have beautiful images that will last a lifetime!
Whatever you decide to do for your Babymoon, make sure you focus on one another and the new family you are about to have! It’s a joyous and special time in your life – the emails and social media updates can wait. Trade in the to-do lists for some time dreaming up the perfect nursery decorations. Or maybe you haven’t chosen your baby’s name yet, and now that you’re alone you can clear away everyone else’s opinions (though thoughtful) and really think about what the two of you like. Finally, you can take this time to really discuss your birthing plans, and we hope you’ll consider banking your child’s umbilical cord blood with AlphaCord. The peace of mind you’ll have knowing you’ve stored away your baby’s healthiest cells will be matchless. Call us today to talk to one of our experts who would be happy to answer any of your questions about Cord Blood Banking and discuss further options with you. 404.315.6500 THE CONTENT OF THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. If you have a medical emergency or question, immediately call your doctor or dial 911 for assistance.

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