Any experienced mom will tell you that getting as much rest and relaxation as possible before your newborn's arrival is superimportant, and sometimes that requires getting away from it all, babymoon-style. Trips for expectant parents have become so popular that resorts around the globe are offering special packages just to cater to travel-loving moms-to-be. Private-island excursions, relaxing spa treatments, special "cravings" menus, and extravagant gifts for Mom are just some of the perks you'll find at resorts and luxury hotels from Palm Beach to New York City, Italy to Antigua. Keep clicking to check out seven unforgettable babymoon destinations, and start packing your suitcases!
Planes, trains, and automobiles! Planning for one last Summer trip or babymoon? There's no reason expectant parents can't have a little fun before D-day, but there are a few things to keep in mind when traveling while pregnant. Keep reading for tips to make journeying while pregnant comfortable and safe. Buckle up and enjoy the ride!
Pregnancy is a full industry on its own — complete with some unusual items and many must-have products — but before an expectant mama's stomach gets too stretched, there's one last hurrah: the babymoon. Just as newlyweds take a trip to kick off married life, a growing number of expectant parents now take babymoons to cherish each other before infant makes three. I asked California Barefoot and Pregnant Spa services owner and author of Spa Mama: Pampering for the Mother-to-Be, Stacy Denny, for her insight on planning the perfect pre-baby getaway and pampering session.
Stacy's Northern California spas offer specially designed pre-and post-natal massage and beauty treatments, ranging in price from about $65 to $450. She says the three locations pamper 3,000 expectant moms each year (dads are welcome too, obviously!). If you're not lucky enough to live near one of the luxurious spots, check out Stacy's tips for a blissful babymoon.