Before Baby, Relax And Prepare With A Babymoon

What is a Babymoon?

Along with all the planning we do for the birth of a new baby, many families today include a babymoon. A babymoon is a getaway for the parents-to-be. They are designed to relax and bond before the hustle and bustle of the responsibilities that come with parenting. Babymoons are typically shorter as vacations go, with most being 3-5 days. But even getting away for one night can provide relaxation and rejuvenation. The idea of a babymoon began in the early 1990s and has been gaining popularity ever since.

Whether it is your first or fifth baby, taking a little time before your family multiplies can help you and your partner connect and bond as a united child-rearing team. Relaxed and ready to tackle endless diaper changes and middle-of-the-night feedings, a babymoon can provide the calm you need to be the best you can be in that challenging first year of life.

When to Go

Traveling within the United States is generally safe until 36 weeks gestation. Of course, check with your health provider to be sure. An Ideal time for baby mooning is the second trimester, 14-28 weeks. During this time, early pregnancy fatigue and morning sickness have often subsided, and it is still relatively easy to get around compared to the third trimester.

Top Destinations in and Around Orlando

Florida beaches are a perfect babymoon location

In Orlando, we are fortunate to live in one of the top travel destinations in the world. Many people make Florida a destination for their babymoon. With theme parks, beaches, luxury hotels, abundant shopping, and fine dining, you don’t have to travel too far from home to enjoy your time away.

Here are a few ideas, all within a short distance of Orlando.

Disney World and Disney Springs: Let’s face it, Disney is synonymous with Orlando and vacations. With so many different parks, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife, Disney World and Disney Springs has something for everyone.

St Augustine: Less than 2 hours from Orlando, St Augustine is both historic and romantic. A stay at the bed and breakfast Casa de Solana, one of the oldest buildings in Florida, with its lush jasmine-filled courtyard, is just what you need for the ultimate in relaxation.

Siesta Key: Another short drive from Orlando is the beautiful Siesta Key. Regularly voted one of the best beaches in the world, you can spend your days on Siesta Key Village’s white-sand beach and enjoy its shops and restaurants. Then, watch the sun go down over the Gulf of Mexico.

Babymoon Tips

Wherever you decide to go, checking with your doctor to ensure that traveling is safe for you and your unborn baby is important. Once you get the go-ahead, here are some tips to help you prepare.

  • Traveling by air: Book a nonstop flight and consider destinations with short flight times. Pregnancy can be uncomfortable and exhausting, especially in later months, so the less time you spend in the air, the better.
  • Traveling Domestically: Check your health insurance for out-of-state coverage in case of emergencies.
  • Traveling abroad: Your health insurance might not cover you outside the United States, so consider purchasing travel insurance.
  • Take it easy: Spread out activities over several days and schedule frequent breaks to avoid exhaustion.
  • Be realistic about your budget: Once the baby arrives, your expenses will increase. Plan a babymoon that you can afford.

Relax and Enjoy

Having a new baby can be overwhelming and exhausting, especially in the early days and weeks. Taking time to relax before the baby arrives can be a nice calm before the whirlwind of new parenting. Check out the links below for more popular babymoon destinations.

When you return, contact the postpartum experts at Orlando Doulas LLC for more helpful solutions to life with a newborn.

Bon Voyage!

Certified Labor Doula and Postpartum Doula, Donna Delaney


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