By Anders Abadie
Expecting a baby for the first time does not mean there should be a lot of stress and anxiety in the weeks leading up to the birth. Indeed, this time should be used to relax and bond with your partner as you prepare for the arrival for your baby. This bonding time will be valuable in the weeks following birth because newborn babies require a lot of care and attention, which can be stressful. A babymoon is a great way to spend this time together and there are many vacation destinations that cater to this special time.
A babymoon is somewhat similar to a honeymoon, except a honeymoon is intended as a time for newlywed couples to bond. Traditionally, a babymoon was intended as a retreat for the couple to bond with their recently born baby, however, this has recently changed into a retreat before the baby arrives. Many of these retreat destinations offer pampering and luxury, allowing the couple to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect.
Since most doctors do not recommend extended traveling after the second trimester, it can be a little difficult to decide on the right babymoon destination. Luckily, the hospitality and travel industry have become more intersted in this niche. Therefore, it can be surprisingly easy to find a good destination that is both close to home, and perfect for enjoying this time together. Although there are many vacation resorts that offer this type of vacation, there are a few basics that a couple should expect when going on a babymoon. Prenatal massages is one such example. This will be important because the main goal during the retreat is relaxation, and the prenatal massages focus on the lower back, and other areas of the body that can become strained as a result of the pregnancy. Yoga is another popular feature during a babymoon. Couples can enjoy yoga together, which helps the mother to learn breathing techniques that will be helpful during labor. The yoga sessions also provide an opportunity for the couple to bond. Finally, belly castings are a more unique offering that allows the expectant mother to make a plaster molding of their stomach. It is then decorated by either an artist or the couple, and can be used later as a memento commemorating the special time before the baby was born.
Relaxation and comfort are the most important factors to an expecting couple in the weeks leading up to the birth of a baby. A babymoon is a vacation intended to provide a comfortable atmosphere for an expecting couple.