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For new parents expecting their first little one, a babymoon is a perfect excuse to get away and take one last hurrah as a couple. Babymoons are a growing trend among parents, new or experienced, and are used to celebrate the couple before their bundle of joy joins in. Even for more experienced travelers, babymoons require a bit more planning and consideration than other trips. Read on to learn our top babymoon tips and get ideas for a future trip.

Pick the Perfect Spot

An expecting couple hugging outdoors

Many expecting parents choose the soothing sights of a beachside resort as the best place to celebrate and prepare themselves for the challenges and changes up ahead. A relaxing spa experience is another great way to ease the mind of any upcoming worries, and can usually be made to accommodate the mother’s changing body with a prenatal massage. Book a couple’s massage to toast the two before becoming three and relax into a new life together.

Consider the Timing

Timing is an essential consideration when it comes to any kind of travel, but it is especially important when planning a trip while expecting. Morning sickness most commonly occurs during the first trimester, and women later on in pregnancy often feel more compelled to rest during their last trimester. For these reasons, it’s recommended babymooners book their stay during the second trimester, or between weeks 14 and 28, to make sure as much of the trip can be enjoyed as possible.

Review Restaurants Beforehand

While adventurous activities like hiking or snorkeling might be off the itinerary for this trip, relaxing dinners are a pregnancy-friendly pursuit that can always be enjoyed. New mothers will have diet restrictions and unexpected cravings, so it’s a good idea to look at the menus of nearby restaurants beforehand and get an idea of what will be available. Couples can even go a step further and splurge on themselves by packing a nice date night outfit and make a reservation at a lavish restaurant to celebrate their new family adventure ahead.

If you’re ready to escape from it all and book a babymoon celebration, Stage Neck Inn is the perfect place for excited new parents. Our elegant New England rooms offer beautiful seaside views along the Maine coastline with custom amenities and experiences sure to please. Contact us today at 207.363.3850 to book your stay.