Summertime is Calling! Get Ready to Hit the Road, Spa or Cruise.
Summertime is just around the corner. Whoo hooo!
You may be itching to take a summer vacation, relaxing babymoon or scenic road trip! Or you may be wondering how on earth can I move this big belly anywhere? Good news: When you feel like that, then a nice relaxing vacation may be just what the doctor ordered.
These days everyone is talking about babymoons, you know that last hurrah for you and your honey before a small human forever changes your life. In fact, the “babymoon” has now reached must-do status on the pregnancy checklist.
It’s a great way to refresh, relax and rejuvenate and mentally prepare yourself for birth. Check out websites like www.babymoonguide.com for some destination ideas like Barefoot and Pregnant spas in California. Or consider a one-day babymoon like escaping to a day spa that specializes in maternity services. One of my favorites is Edamame Maternity Spa located in Destination Maternity locations around the country featuring luxury maternity massage and skin care just for expecting moms. The service is great and I’ve never heard a bad review.
If you want to skip the spa and just hit the road or otherwise get out of town, just follow these simple tips to make sure you travel safe during pregnancy.
By Car: If you’re taking a car, the first thing you should do is research the route—the length of the trip, how often you may need to stop to use the restroom and/or to eat, as well as where to stay overnight, if necessary, along the way if it’s a very lengthy trip. A key tip for car traveling during pregnancy is to prepare for pit stops, and take breaks every 90 minutes if you’re driving. You’ll need the pit stops for pesky bathroom breaks and to do the important work of stretching your legs and to minimize any leg or ankle swelling.
By Plane: If you’re traveling by plane, reduce your stress as much as possible by arranging everything in advance—especially your seat assignment. Aisle seats are best for the more frequent trips you’ll have to take to the bathroom during the flight. If you’re a bag lady, you better take this opportunity to pack light. This is not the time to be lifting heavy loads.
By Cruise: If you’re thinking of taking a cruise, you’ll want to check with your physician before booking your cruise vacation to get his or her Okay. The must-do thing to do before you cruise is to pick your cruise carefully; you have to make sure the destinations don’t include places where the food and water may not be safe. Also, check your health insurance policy to see if it includes coverage during a cruise—and check to see if the ship has a doctor, nurse or both on board.
Summertime is calling for a vacation! Make sure you answer.