You NEED a Babymoon! The Team at Ravenhall MamAtoB Pregnant Travel Insurance are here to help.
So, what is a babymoon anyway?
A babymoon is a chance for soon-to-be mums and dads to enjoy one last trip of coupledom. It’s possibly going to be the last time for a long time that you’ll get ‘us’ time. With all of the sleepless nights, nappies and the focus on another to come, this mini break may be just what you and your loved one need. Babymoons are usually best enjoyed during your second trimester. You’ve made it through the first part of your pregnancy, had the 12 week scan (hoorah) and so long as your doctor confirms it’s safe to do so, take a little time out.
Is it good for the baby?
Anything that allows the MamAtob to relax is great for baby, but it goes without saying that mum and bump need to be at the forefront of planning for this trip. There is a baby growing inside you, so you need to make sure that you have the right facilities close by, your maternity notes with you and lots of things that will help you to stay relaxed and comfortable. Make sure that you have the right travel insurance and if you have any concerns, speak to your midwife or doctor first.
Sun, lake or city?
Well that could all be down to personal preference. Ravenhall MamAtoB recommend that you consider relaxing over exploring, choose countries which don’t require immunisations before you travel and avoid long-haul flights. some great advice on travel to some countries is available at the FCO website.
Best of Britain
Staying in the UK could be a great option for your babymoon. You can ensure that you travel at your own pace and don’t have to worry about understanding menus or not being able to find decaffeinated coffee. Why not try a theatre break, see the Yorkshire coast, take a spa break in the country or a cabin by the lake. In the UK really are spoilt for choice.
Further afield City breaks
If you have plenty of energy in your 2nd trimester and want to try somewhere you haven’t been, why not take up some culture in Italy? Explore the architecture in Copenhagen or some of the walks in Rome. The weather may also be a little milder in the UK, so if this helps you to feel as though you’re getting more of a holiday – why not relax on a beach in Spain?
I want a babymoon, but we already have a child…
That’s completely fine! You don’t need to miss out, and it’s always a party with a toddler in tow. Perhaps consider a resort with kids clubs or activities that your little one can get involved with? You need to get your feet up after all and it’s important that you don’t overdo it. Then, after a day of face painting and feet up by the pool – you will have both deserved that ice cream. Make sure that you read Ravenhall MamAtoB’s top tips for travelling when pregnant to make sure that you have it all covered. But don’t forget – a babymoon is all about enjoying yourself.
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