Sharing the World with your Bump!
When you’re expecting, it’s one of the most exciting times for the whole family. You’re full of awe as your body changes and grows. But pregnancy is not without its challenges. Women can struggle to sleep, have strange cravings and that’s before we mention morning sickness. Without a doubt, it’s a time you deserve a holiday.
4 benefits of traveling during pregnancy
Before you go anywhere, make sure you check pre-travel tips and requirements, such as getting the right vaccinations and documentation, so that you’re ready – and safe – to travel. Then you can enjoy the following benefits of travelling during pregnancy:
- Special treatment
First things first, it’s a great chance to relax and enjoy some last-minute peace and quiet. If you’re expecting your first baby, your whole world is going to change. Having a holiday is an opportunity to be selfless. If you already have a family, it’s a chance to spend quality time together before a baby arrives – this can be especially beneficial for young children, who can sometimes feel a little jealous when a little one arrives.
- It’s something to look forward to
If you’re not enjoying pregnancy that much (after all, it’s not easy), a holiday gives you something to focus on. While you’re bogged down with the day-to-day chores, thinking about putting your feet up should give you a little mood boost.
Just make sure you’re choosing a destination that’s relaxing. And who knows better which babymoon destinations are great than real mums-to-be? Check out their suggestions, including Florida and Ireland. Many choose to go all-inclusive so they can put their feet up or in quieter locations to get away from the usual holiday crowds.
- Quality time with your partner
The arrival of a new baby is a hectic time for everyone involved. You and your partner just won’t have as much time together – and if you do, you’ll probably want to use it to catch up on some much-needed sleep after a lot of disturbed nights.
Try and make the holiday about all the things you enjoy together – whether that’s a favorite city you visited years ago or spending time enjoying the great outdoors, it’ll be a time you look back on fondly. Some say it’s almost like a second honeymoon. There is a lot of pending change, so it makes sense to invest time into your relationship, enjoy some intimacy and start parenthood feeling connected.
- Because you can
Put simply, this might be the last chance in a while to go away and have a stress-free holiday. The next time you’ll have children in tow. So enjoy some pampering, eat fantastic food and enjoy yourself. Spend the time how you want, but many mums-to-be use it as the time to think about how they want to raise the baby – without influence from anyone else. Decisions can be a lot easier when you’re in a relaxed setting.
Have you ever been on a babymoon? What did you enjoy? Share your suggestions and recommendations with us.