Showing posts with label Babymoon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Babymoon. Show all posts

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tips on Thursday - Babymoon

"Congratulations!"

"Life will never be the same again"

"We can't wait to meet him (or her)"

"When's the shower going to be?"

 "What will you name her (or him)?"

 
A brand new baby on the way is an exciting time of life for anyone, whether for a first-time parent or for the third, fifth ( or more) time.  Life can and will change for the happy couple with the addition of the new little bundle of joy, as schedules will need to adapt, and the ability to fly off to Rome with very little notice literally flies out the window.  Suddenly there is another person's needs to take into consideration.  Whether that would be arranging for childcare or simply packing all of the assorted extras that babies have - the addition of a baby into a couples' lives can be a major adjustment over those first few childless years. 
So what is a couple expecting a baby to do while expecting that precious little bundle?  Plan a babymoon.  That's right, a babymoon.  More and more couples when realizing between the initial congratulations when telling ther family and friends about their impending joy - and beginning to aquire all of the new necessities for the nursery are realizing and recognizing the value of those special getaways before the baby arrives.   Babymoons are wonderful ways for couples to getaway and enjoy each other (or to devote some special time with that first child or more) before little Johnny or Susie comes along and turns life as they know it upside down (at least for for the first couple of months). 

Babymoons can be as simple as a weekend getaway, or as complex as you want.  Many couples enjoy a short 3 or 4 night cruise as an ideal babymoon, given the nearly all-inclusive nature of cruising.  What with the accommodations, travel to exciting ports of call, the food and all onboard entertainment included in the fare - it really makes for a great mini-vacation. 
But what is the best time to travel during pregnancy?  Aren’t there traveling restrictions on pregnant women?  For most pregnant women, the second trimester is the most pleasant time to travel. By this time, the nausea of the first trimester is hopefully a distant memory and the discomfort of the third trimester is yet to come. According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the safest time for a pregnant woman to travel is between 18-24 weeks.  Of course while the second trimester may be the optimum time to travel, that doesn’t mean you can’t travel during the rest of your pregnancy. Just be sure to talk with your doctor before planning any trips, particularly if you choose to travel in the first and third trimesters as there may be more safety and comfort issues to consider during these times.

Since the cruise lines are not equipped with major medical facilities onboard, and airlines have none, they have established very strict policies with regard to expectant mothers and infants. In general, each cruise line requires pregnant women to provide a letter from their doctor (which can be submitted in advance or hand delivered at the time of check-in) stating that passenger’s due date, and that the passenger is in good health, fit to travel, and that the pregnancy is not high risk.  The average cut-off period for travel for pregnant women between the various cruise lines and airlines is 24 weeks. 
So for all of those folks in your life that you know who have recently announced their upcoming arrival, be sure to say babymoon to them (after you wish them congratulations and other pleasantries, of course), and then why not refer them to us?  Cruise Planners~Neverland Adventures Travel specializes in making memories to last a lifetime for people, and that's exactly what a babymoon is all about, making memories, as well as having a little bit of fun before an entirely new kind of fun arrives on the scene!

For more information, or to start planning your babymoon, visit our website or call 855.776.1733.