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Enjoy precious moments as a couple in anticipation of your new arrival
Babymoon break including dinner, bed and breakfast...
A babymoon is a great excuse for a romantic trip, and for many couples it signals the last chance for a truly indulgent holiday for a few years! Here are a few things to consider before choosing a tailored package, complete with personalised add-ons – helping you rest and relax before your new arrival.
What is a babymoon?
Often said to be one of the last chances for a romantic trip before a baby arrives, a babymoon is when a couple goes away for an intimate or relaxing holiday during the course of their pregnancy. Interestingly, research has suggested that around four out of every five couples choose to take a babymoon trip in a domestic location.
What safety considerations should we make?
Wherever you decide to go away, be sure to speak with your doctor before booking a trip. As a sensible precaution you might want to carry any maternity records with you at all times during your holiday. Make sure it includes your due date and that you’re not at risk of complications. If you’re carrying more than one child then you’re considered more ‘high risk’ so this is also something to be aware of. On the whole, you shouldn’t have too many issues travelling far and wide.
As a further sensible precaution you might want to call your travel insurance provider to make sure you’re covered for any mishaps. And if you’re not covered by the terms of an annual policy then you might shop around to look for a specialist policy.
Is there a time in the pregnancy we should avoid flying?
Generally, between four and six months is considered the best time for you to travel. Most airlines will not allow you to fly after 37 weeks of pregnancy, or 32 if you’re carrying twins. So, assuming that you have a straightforward pregnancy then you should be OK to fly up to and including 36 weeks. However, some airlines may have varying restrictions, including domestic and international travel, so be sure to double check.
Some people will avoid travelling in the time around the first 13 or 14 weeks of pregnancy, as morning sickness and exhaustion tend to be worse at this stage. Ultimately it is your call, but a lot of women prefer to travel by train rather than by plane or even by car, for obvious practical reasons – you’re freer to move around more and (unless travelling in first class) it tends to be a more comfortable ride. If you do choose to fly then the earlier you can plan your trip the better, so that you can swerve the more difficult periods of pregnancy. And be sure not to cross your legs and do get up and move around every hour or so – especially if it’s a long haul flight.
If you decide you’d prefer somewhere local, then a trip to Hampshire in the south of England may be more your thing. You could do a lot worse than the 5-star splendour of Chewton Glen Spa & Hotel – which includes a special mum-to-be massage, and a leaving gift. Or, if you’re after a bit more of a passion thriller then you might go a little bit further up the country to The Belfry Hotel & Resort. The West Midlands hotel offers two-night deals which include a 3-course dinner from the Chef’s Table on your first night.
Where else could we go?
That will depend on what you’re hoping to get from the trip. It might be nice to try out a child-friendly place, like Disney Land, as a kind of dry run before your baby arrives. It could be a laugh to do this as a couple of cheeky adults! Alternatively, you might well want to make the trip all about you – if that’s the case then check out this near-perfect alpine retreat at Das Kronthaler, Austria.
On the other hand, you could take what might be your last chance for a long time to tick one off your bucket list and go for something a little more adventurous. With that in mind, you could do a lot worse than this boutique inn and marina at Port Ludlow in Washington in the United States.
Being practical, you might want to choose a destination where there are lots of things on the doorstep – it’s unlikely you’ll fancy long strolls for dinner or ice cream like you may have done before! Then there are some more intimate locations which are set up to re-explore each other’s bodies and fantasies – especially if you’ve been too busy to make time for each other recently. If you are feeling something a little closer to home, then a good place to start could be to look through the 21 most romantic mini-moons in Europe. We’ve even made a recommendation for a location for the best beachside quickie…
Why book with The Romantic Tourist?
In the course of your pregnancy there will be times when you’ll need to rely on others – but with the Romantic Tourist you can depend on us to help you. Having identified more than 60 locations we’ve selected thousands of luxury trips, making it really simple for you and your partner to spend more time thinking about each other.
There are plenty of little extras which you can book as add-ons to your break via our website. And what’s more, you will always be dealing directly with your host before you arrive. Get started by comparing deals on an unforgettable babymoon.