Babymoons are becoming as popular as honeymoons. Don’t know what a babymoon is? It’s like a honeymoon but happens a few months before your new baby is born! Most doctors recommend to take your babymoon in the second trimester since you’ll still be feeling some nausea in the first and probably be very tired by the third. The second trimester is usually met with reduced nausea, increased energy, and a not-too-big belly. Also, some airlines won’t let you fly after your seventh month.
I can’t think of a better destination to celebrate the biggest little addition to a family than the happiest place on earth, but anyone who has ever been pregnant knows that there are many limitations on what women can do while building a human.
Here are the top five activities to do on your Babymoon.
5. Stay healthy
Just as you do at home, be sure to stay hydrated and eat well. Your vacation will be much more enjoyable if you’re feeling well.
Whether you bring a water bottle from home, stop at counter-service locations for free water, or purchase bottled water, be sure to drink at least the required eight glasses of water a day. If the temperatures get really warm, drink more water since you’ll be sweating some out.
Eating is also important! Although you shouldn’t be afraid to splurge a little, you should be sure that you’re getting healthy calories. Since Florida is known for its fresh food, you shouldn’t have a problem finding plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and protein.
You might even want to try eating around the world in Epcot’s World Showcase! After all, you’re eating for two, and you need an extra 300-500 calories per day. Try whatever looks good. You’ll have to skip the alcoholic beverages, but many country pavilions have non-alcoholic drinks included flavorful teas, lemonade, and various sparkling refreshments.
4. Choose Attractions carefully
If you’re normally a thrill seeker, you’ll have to hold yourself back while you’re pregnant, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. There are actually more rides that Disney deems safe during pregnancy than those they advise against. In general, slow moving boat rides, shows, parades, and fireworks are safe. Rollercoasters like Test Track, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Tower of Terror are not safe. When in doubt, check the MyDisneyExperience app, the entrance of the ride, or with a Cast Member.
Also, opt for rides that are air-conditioned if the heat is particularly oppressive or you feel like you need a break. Shows are especially great because they tend to last longer than rides and offer more comfortable seating.
3. Get some Retail Therapy
There are plenty of spots to go shopping in Disney, and the list is expanding as Disney opens certain elements of Disney Springs. Pick up some Disney décor for your nursery, age-appropriate books, or something special for yourself. The parks also have plenty of shopping areas including clothes, purses, housewares, and jewelry.
Don’t forget to take advantage of Disney’s delivery service. Any souvenir you buy in Disney can be picked up at the entrance of the park, delivered to your resort’s gift shop, or delivered to your home. Don’t carry your souvenirs around all day! Let Mickey’s friends do the work.
2. Lounge by the pool
Disney Resorts have some of the best pools. Even the value resorts have lounge chairs free to use for resort guests. Some resorts have cabanas and snack stands, too. A relaxing afternoon at the pool just might give you the boost you need to get through those last few months.
1. Visit a Spa
Every woman is a princess in Disney, so why not be treated like one? Visit one of Disney’s world-class spas: Senses at the Grand Floridian and Saratoga Springs, Ship Shape Massage Salon Fitness at the Yacht Club Resort, Sturdy Branches at Wilderness Lodge, Zahanati Massage and Fitness Center at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, La Vida Health Club at Coronado Springs Resort, and Mandara Spa at Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel.
Schedule a couples massage (be sure to let the massage therapist know that you need the pregnancy version), settle in for a facial, and pamper your fingers and toes. A little R&R is good for you and your little one. It will lower your blood pressure, relax your tired muscles, and allow you to bond with your partner before adding another family member.
Have you been on a Disney Babymoon? Any tips?
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