Updated: Mar 31
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Babymoon /// usually taken in the second trimester. A romantic getaway for dad and mom to be. A chance to bond emotionally and physically before things get real.
Why Travel in 2nd trimester?
Morning sickness. Many pregnant moms suffer with morning sickness in the 1st trimester
Air travel becomes complicated & near impossible in the 3rd trimester
She's still into sex. In fact some women's hormones have turned in your favor and so she may want sex a whole lot more than before & possibly more than she'll want it in the 3rd trimester.
She's still comfortable. In the 3rd trimester many women start to feel uncomfortable and this can make them grouchy. Some poor ladies even suffer from back pain, cramps, haemorrhoids & the list goes on. So travel while she still feels like it.
Reward. You lovely lady has carried your baby like a champ for 3-4 months now. She's basically half way and deserves a reward. A reenergizing baby moon to keep her spirits up and body ready for the 2nd half of the race.
*never take a Babymoon without first asking your doctor first
DadiDeal's Babymoon Checklist:
So we considered a few factors that in our DadiDeal choices. Whether you like our destinations or have your own ideas - you may want to put your plan through our checklist:
Avoid exotic locations that require vaccinations.
Avoid areas with Malaria (most of Africa, southeast Asia, South America)
Avoid destinations that don't offer first world medical care incase you may need them
Don't plan to rough it or camp. Opt for Glamping & comfortable hotel stays.
Avoid destinations that are known to cause stomach problems (India, Egypt etc.)
Don't plan on any scuba diving. Scuba diving increases chances of miscarriage.
To Do List before your Babymoon
Schedule a checkup with your obstetrician–gynaecologist (ob-gyn) before you leave
Make sure you have all & any medications mother will need including a script if any are prescription.
Make sure to purchase Travel Insurance - your plans may change!
Make sure your Medical Insurance covers Travel. If not, invest in a good one for your trip - making sure it covers pregnancy related conditions, treatments & delivery in a foreign country.
Get the details of the closest hospital or medical clinic and ob-gyn in the area you will be staying.
Top 10 DadiDeal Babymoon Destinations
Whether its the stunning views and red rocky cliffs, the energizing vortexes or the long list of fun things to do in the area - Sedona has something for everyone. My wife and I recently enjoyed a private wine tour with Sedona Delivers and this really opened our eyes to the amazing beauty & diversity of this romantic area. As a pregnant couple you may want to try some of the relaxing spas, get a birds eye view of the mountains on a helicopter tour, take a short hike if your lady is up for it or visit some of the most exquisite art galleries in the country.
No need to travel too far to some exotic island when white sandy beaches & coconut trees await you in the Florida Keys. A short drive from cosmopolitan Miami some of the most popular Keys are Key Largo, Islamorada and Key West. Swim with dolphins, browse through Ernest Hemingway's home, take a tropical boat tour or simply relax on the beach drinking virgin Pina Coladas while you take another bite of delectable Key Lime Pie.
Discover the natural and cultural beauty of the Hawaiian islands. Great for couples wanting to relax, enjoy the outdoors and even better for those wanting to try some of the many activities the islands have to offer. DadiDeal likes Hawaii as there are no issues with visas, vaccines, airborne diseases or malaria. A short 5 hour flight from California and you're in Tropical paradise but still have some of the creature comforts of home.
Cuddle together watching the Northern Lights from your glass ceiling hotel room. Or check out 1 of the 30 active volcanos. Soak in one of the geothermal pools like the famous Blue Lagoon with its healing minerals and mud packs. Iceland boasts some of the most amazing natural beauty and contrary to belief can have some very mild weather so don't think its all made of Ice. Experience Iceland
Long described as how Europe used to be Croatia is no longer a hidden gem but now on every world travellers bucket list. Charter a small yacht to take you from island to island or work on your tan on the many 100's of nude beaches. Explore Dubrovnik’s and walk on its huge City Walls or see the 16 cascading lakes at Plitvice National Park. With so much to see and do you'll probably be booking your next trip for after baby is born.
If you can want to break away from the masses that visit the usual Italian hot spots likes Venice, Rome & Florence consider visiting Italy's most southern region - Puglia. Located in the heel area of Italy with stunning beaches both sides of the peninsular, olive groves and vineyards for miles. Interesting towns include Ostuni, Gargano, Salento & the quaint ancient village of Alberobello with its concentration of trulli houses. One of the quieter regions of Italy but arguably one of the most beautiful. Amazing cuisine, culture and enough historic sites to keep you interested for weeks. Explore Puglia
The Seychelles is comprised of about 115 islands in the Indian ocean. If you've ever been caught admiring an island screen saver chances are you were looking at one of the beaches of the Seychelles, perhaps the island of La Digue. If you're after a white sandy beach babymoon on a tropical island away from it all then the Seychelles may be perfect for you and your partner.
Okay, so some of you may never have heard of Namibia before. But the DadiDeal team have long known about this hidden gem and best kept secret of the African continent. Heck! Its where I met my wife. This country of strong contrasts boasts some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet. Amazing wildlife offer exciting safaris completely safe from malaria. Red desert dunes meet the ocean and big blue skies creating once in a lifetime photo opportunities so be sure to take along a good camera. Visit Namibia
Cape Town has become increasingly popular over the past few years and for good reason. This colorful city is a melting pot of cultures, cuisines, natural beauty and incredible wildlife. Cape Town is worth the long-haul flight if your partner feels able. A good opportunity to tick one off your bucket list to dos - go on an African safari but still take in the luxury and comfort of an exotic South African city.
What to Take on a Babymoon
Physix Gear Sport Compression Socks
Blood clots and swelling can be an issue for many women in their 2nd semester when flying or travelling long distances. Surprise her by packing a set of these compression & support sock which are perfectly located on Heel, Foot, Calves and the toe area.
JOTO Universal Waterproof Pouch Phone Dry Bag Underwater Case
This handy little waterproof phone case fits almost all phones. I love the fact that there is a transparent plastic window on the front and back, fully touchscreen compatible, so its easy to check messages but you can still take photos, perhaps even try out your underwater photography skills. Water, snow and dirt proof so that should cover any activities you have planned. They come in a variety of colors so get his and hers before your Babymoon.
Sensual Massage Oil with Relaxing Lavender Almond Oil and Jojoba for Men and Women
Relax each other and perhaps Spice things up with this 100% natural and safe massage oil. Contains pure lavender, jojoba and almond oil with Vitamin E. This hypoallergenic long-lasting formula glides easily and is non-greasy and non-staining. If you're not to good with massages - check out the next DadiDeal recommended product.
Press Here! Massage for Beginners: A Simple Route to Relaxation and Releasing Tension
Written by Rachel Beider a licensed & experienced massage therapist in New York City offers excellent guidance for beginners in this easy to understand book. Impress your lady by learning how to relieve pain, alleviate tension, increase relaxation not to mention an opportunity to spice things up with some sensual massage.
Jeasona Women’s Bathing Suit Cover Up Crochet Lace Bikini Swimsuit Dress
Made of 100% cotton crochet lace. This sexy bathing suit cover with backless design, long sleeves and floral crochet is a great gift idea for your Babymoon.
Babymoon Shirt for Him & Her
Lightweait classic fit shirts for him and her. Great for a Babymoon vaction. Solid colors: 100% Cotton; Heather Grey: 90% Cotton, 10% Polyester; All Other Heathers: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester.
Zoppen Multi-purpose Rfid Blocking Travel Passport Wallet (Ver.4) Tri-fold Document Organizer Holder
RFID blocking shield material. 1 passport pocket, 1 boarding pass compartment, 3 credit cards slots, 1 id slot, 1 sim card pouch, 1 coupon ticket slot, 1 cellphone pouch (max 5.8 inches), 1 money & coins zippered pocket (fits U.S. money), 1 key holder and 1 pen holder, 1 slim pocket.