If you haven’t thought about having a babymoon when pregnant with twins or triplets – you need to get onto this trend immediately! If you are pregnant with multiples, then you deserve a babymoon more than ever. You won’t get to rest or relax for about 12 years after your babies arrive, so take this opportunity right now.
No one ever regrets a babymoon
If you are new to the idea, a babymoon is a last holiday as a couple before your babies are born and the entire universe is turned on its head.
A babymoon may sound like a frivolous concept, and may not be the best way to spend your money right now if you are saving up for all of the babies you are to have. But, trust me, babymoons are awesome, and no one ever regretted having a babymoon.
There are ways you can do this so you can keep the cost down and look after yourself and your babies at the same time. You don’t need to fly to a desert island to get the rest and relaxation and time with your partner that you need – this can be done anywhere.
Some things you need to be careful of on your babymoon
Talk to your doctor about your plans, and let them know when you are thinking about going. Twins and multiples can often be considered high risk pregnancies, so you may be a little restricted in terms of where and when you go and how you get there.
Don’t fly if your doctor recommends against it, and stay close to home if you should still have your doctor and hospital handy if you need them.
Go early enough in your term so you are comfortable and your babies are safe and secure in your belly. Around the fourth or fifth month is probably ideal.
Be careful about eating, and don’t go to a country where you can’t safely keep to your pregnancy diet. You need to watch out for listeria, which can happen sometimes in airline food or on hotel buffets.
Don’t eat cold meat or seafood, and stay away from premade salads or things with cold rice, such as sushi. To be safe eat food cooked to order.
Don’t drink. I know – what is a holiday without a big drink in a coconut shell with an umbrella in it? Just stick with the mocktails for this trip.
Ideas for a babymoon when pregnant with twins or triplets
Stay in a luxury hotel in your home city for a few nights. Pamper yourself a lot; have massages and pedicures and swim in the hotel pool. Sleep in a fat, fluffy bed for hours and hours. Take a little wander down cute streets looking for new cafes and shops to uncover. Explore your own city like a tourist – you will be so surprised by the things you find!
Pick a bed and breakfast in the country or hillside. Stay somewhere completely surrounded by lush gardens and trees that have been there for centuries.
Sit outside with a cup of tea and a trashy novel and drink in the complete silence around you. You will miss quiet, trust me. Once you have children, you will either never hear silence ever again, or if you do hear it, it is very suspicious!
If you are the outdoorsy type, but still would like a comfy bed for your growing body, why not look into glamping? This gorgeous hybrid of camping simplicity and real-world creature comforts is really the way to go. There are glamping opportunities all over Australia, check out this list HERE.
Look into a wellness retreat – these are almost perfectly crafted for pregnant ladies. Filled with healthy food, self-care and me-time, quiet moments and relaxation activities like yoga and meditation, you can’t go wrong with this kind of babymoon.
Upscale Adults Only
Choose somewhere adults only, such as an exclusive tropical resort. When the children come, your holidays will be vastly different, with four (or more) of you squeezed in one room, mealtimes a mad whirlwind of trying to keep your kids still, and exhausting trips to kids’ clubs and theme parks.
For your babymoon, go completely adults only, as this may be your last chance to be with just adults for around 18 years.
Quality partner time
Focus on your partner, and do lovely, romantic things. Spend time as a couple. Once your babies arrive, your partner will still be there every day of your life, but babies have a strange way of stopping partners from looking at each other or connecting. Have as many dates as you possibly can. Snuggle together and be intimate as much as you like. Unfortunately, all of these things may take a backseat for a while once your babies come.
If there is anything that you really enjoy doing now that involves lingering alone in peace and contemplation, just enjoying your own company, make sure that you do this on your babymoon. Go to art galleries or wander around tiny historic country villages. Stroll through markets or along the beach. Take painting lessons or learn macramé, or Thai cooking.
Enjoy being able to do whatever you like, whenever you like. Enjoy being able to decide to go somewhere, and then just grab your bag and walk out the day a minute later. Enjoy spontaneity and whimsy and freedom.
Aside from the resting and rejuvenating, a babymoon when you are pregnant with twins or multiples can just be a wonderful time to get ready for being a mum. Dream of what kind of parent you will be, talk to your partner about the big and small decisions, and reflect on the life that is to come.
Trust me, the speed that time moves at once your kids are born is frenetic. Take this time to slow down, and get ready.
Enjoy your babymoon when pregnant with twins or more! You deserve it.