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Bundle of joy on the way? How to plan your dream babymoon

What we'll cover

  • What to consider when planning a babymoon

  • Tips for traveling while pregnant

  • How to make the most of this trip

Your bundle of joy is on the way, and you've decided to celebrate with a babymoon. This special getaway is an opportunity for expectant parents to relax and spend quality time together before a baby changes everything. Keep these guidelines in mind to plan your babymoon.

Time your trip appropriately

As soon as you hear your baby's due date, everything starts to revolve around that spot on the calendar. Your babymoon is likely no different. Take the trip when you're most likely to feel well enough for travel and while it's still safe. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the sweet spot is between weeks 14 and 28 of pregnancy. After your first trimester, morning sickness will likely have subsided, and after 28 weeks, you might find it more difficult to get around or sit for a prolonged time.

Find your ideal destination

Let your preferred vibe and how you want to spend your time steer you when choosing from various locales for your babymoon. Do you picture luxuriating somewhere quiet and remote during your last child-free days? Or maybe you're looking at it as more of a chance to check out museums and other adult attractions before your life becomes kid-focused.

Don't forget to consider the climate and any potential health concerns specific to your location. There's no wrong destination for your babymoon, so follow your pre-baby bliss wherever it calls you.

Take the trip when you're most likely to feel well enough for travel and while it's still safe.

Plan for emergencies

When you're expecting, it's always smart to expect the unexpected. Clear travel plans with your doctor to ensure you're on top of medical precautions like vaccines and foods to avoid. Do some research to identify a hospital at your destination (just in case!), and check your health insurance to make sure you're covered, especially if you're going out of the country. Put the health and safety of you and your baby first.

Budget with baby in mind

A lot of extra expenses come along with welcoming a new family member, so it's understandable if you don't have a lot of extra cash for travel right now. It's possible to create a babymoon budget that balances all of your financial goals. Prioritize saving up for your getaway by utilizing the buckets and boosters in your Ally Bank Savings Account . Excitement for both the vacation and your baby's arrival will build as the balance of your babymoon savings bucket grows.

Get perks

Be sure to let the hotel, airline and other businesses (restaurants, spas) know about the occasion for your trip. You might get some special perks like gifts for your little one, room and seat upgrades, and deals on mocktails or prenatal massages. The hotel may also provide amenities or accommodations like extra pillows, late checkout or complimentary snacks.

Create babymoon bliss

Expecting a baby is an exciting time that deserves to be celebrated. A babymoon is the perfect opportunity to relax and bond with your partner before your new family member arrives. Start with these tips to make the most of this special getaway.

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