Mothers-to-be are entitled to a vacation before the birth of their child. Being in the family’s way is not a hindrance for any woman to go on a vacation or travel, but at the right timing and planning. Trips by land on board trains, buses, planes or at sea are possible for soon-to-be mothers. However, certain precautions must be considered for the well-being of both parent and unborn baby.
In most medical recommendations, the second trimester is deemed to be the most convenient stage for a babymooner to travel. The second trimester in the field of medicine is the pregnancy stage from week 14 until week 27. According to scientific findings, “morning sickness” is an inconvenient phase during pregnancy and by the 16th week this malady has already finished its course. Hence the reason, expectant mothers can travel to various locations around the world, once given medical approval.
Here are a few US getaways for pregnant women:
Timber Cove Inn
Located in Timber Cove, California, the Timber Cove Inn offers the Mellow Mommy Babymoon weekend retreat during the spring and fall seasons. The retreat features a workshop called “The Art of Relaxation.” This three-hour workshop is open to a maximum of six couples and focuses on the core skills of parenting. Other features of this package include a 2-night stay in a room overlooking the ocean with a fireplace, balcony and a king-sized bed, breakfast in bed, the options of a pre-natal massage for the Mom or Dad to-be or the Inn’s 2-in-1 signature “Face & Feet Retreat,” a gift package with an Infant Massage DVD, Mellow Mommy tank, Mellow Munchkin Onesie, reflexology stones and aromatherapy candles. For more information visit http://www.mellowmommy.com.
Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort
The Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort is a four-star beachfront located in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. Its babymoon package features junior suite ocean-view accommodations, dinner for two at Neomi’s Restaurant and a massage at the Aquanox Spa. To learn more about the Trump Sonesta Babymoon package visit http://www.sonesta.com/coconutgrove.
The Beall Mansion
The Beall Mansion was once home to Senator Edmond Beall. This award-winning lodging is located in Alton, Illinois which is 90 minutes away from Springfield, Illinois. The lodging’s babymoon package includes a jar of pickles, rose petals thrown around your bed, a pre-natal massage for mom and a full body massage for dad all done in your guest room and a bottle of lavender homemade bath salts. For bookings and reservations visit http://www.beallmansion.com.
Royal Palms Resort and Spa
The Royal Palms Resort and Spa is located in Phoenix, Arizona. It has a special partnership with Moonbeams which is a maternity, baby and children’s store and Jennifer Bowen Photography. The hotel’s babymoon package offers a $50 Moonbeams gift certificate and a special offer for pre-pregnancy and post pregnancy photos from Jennifer Bowen Photography. Other features of the babymoon package include accommodations for two nights, signature Moonbeams bath, a pre-natal massage and foot polish at Alvadora Spa and complimentary movies of your choice. To book a stay at this hotel visit http://www.baby-moon.eu/royalpalms.html.
As a New York based professional writer, Haliyma Barrow regularly contributes travel guide articles, such as covering affordable NYC hotels.
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