There’s no denying pregnancy is hard work. And while your thoughts may be firmly at home, a holiday can actually do a world of good for your mood and your wellbeing.
Here are five reasons to go on holiday while pregnant.
- You can get away from your everyday routine
Having a routine can be comforting, but we all need to get away from the familiar sometimes. A holiday gives you the chance to rest and make the most of not having any responsibilities to tend to or errands to run.
- You can do what you want
You’ll have less free time once you become a parent — a holiday is the perfect way to enjoy being able to do what you want, when you want, without having to take anyone else’s needs into account.
Whether you want to sit by the pool all day or stroll around a museum without interruption, you can. Baby Centre recommend resting as much as you need to.
- You can still tailor your trip to suit you
Even when you’re pregnant, there’s still a lot of choice available. Do you want a spa retreat? A city break? A beach holiday or a countryside getaway? Think about what you’d most enjoy before you book your trip — aim for something relaxed and comfortable.
Prenatal spa treatments are a great way to do this, or why not enjoy the calming effects of the sea air? Even the sound of the waves lapping at the shore can be very soothing.
A city break isn’t off limits, either. While you can’t do anything too adventurous, you can still explore at a gentle pace. Try a hop-on, hop-off bus tour or a scenic train ride if you don’t want to walk for too long.
- You can spend quality time with your partner
With all the preparations for the baby, it can be difficult to focus on the two of you as a couple — use your holiday to reconnect. Talk about your hopes, expectations and fears about parenthood, or ban all baby talk completely.
There’s no right way to spend quality time, as long as you’re able to enjoy being with each other.
- You’ll come home feeling ready for the next stage of your life
Above all, a holiday is refreshing. You’ll have had the chance to relax and reflect. Time away can be bring a new sense of clarity and purpose – you and your partner will be able to tackle parenthood head-on.
What would your ideal pregnancy holiday involve? Let us know in the comments.