Having a baby is one of the most wonderful milestones and achievements in life. However, the pregnancy stage is not all pure bliss and fairytales — there can be certain moments that are very challenging and frustrating for parents.
It is important for expecting couples to be prepared for being parents. After all, becoming a parent can happen overnight, but you typically have weeks and months to prepare. While parenting is a process, there are things you can do to make your transition easier.
Having a babymoon will definitely help you and your partner in your transition into being parents. Read on and discover ten reasons why you should take a babymoon, as well as the benefits and advantages of doing so.
More than anything else, it is crucial to prepare yourself for the challenges that come with being a parent. Being a parent is a lifetime commitment, and once you enter that phase of your life, a large chunk of your life will be changed forever. Taking a babymoon will ensure that you have some time for yourself.
For moms carrying the baby, babymoons are avenues for relaxation and self-care and allow them to take a break from both the emotional and physical toll of pregnancy on the body.
Being a parent is a lifetime job, so babymoons can be considered a sort of pre-onboarding break from the lifetime career which is called parenting. Babymoons will give you a proper transition period (mentally and physically) from carrying the baby to caring for the baby.
A Chance to Reconnect with Your Partner
There is no doubt that having a baby changes your relationship with your significant other. The inevitable change brought about by the birth of the baby might come as a shock if you and your partner are unprepared.
It is important to take a step back and focus on what having a baby means for your relationship and determine roles and expectations. Doing so will ensure that you and your partner are on the same page, even when you are not carrying a baby and you are using a surrogate mother.
Spending some quality time with your partner will give you something to cherish and look back on before your entire household (and life!) takes on the needs of the child first.
Focusing too much on preparing for parenthood might lead to some neglect of your relationship as a couple. After all, a strong relationship as a couple will allow you to be good parents to your child as well.
As to not neglect your relationship, let the romance spark on your babymoon. Spend time with each other and if possible, stay away from the “baby talk” for a few days. Rekindle the spark and intimacy between the both of you.
Not only will this strengthen your relationship, but you will also have good memories to look back on. Remember that being a parent is also as important as being a partner. A babymoon will provide a headstart on the romantic department and keep you two madly in love while you explore the beginnings of parenthood.
De-Stressing Can Lead to a Happier Pregnancy
Being pregnant is not easy — it’s nine months of riding a rollercoaster of emotions thanks to hormones, not to mention the physical changes that come with it.
Pregnant women have unusual food cravings and they tend to put on some weight, which can cause further stress on physical attributes. Women often have to experience all of these things on top of a career and managing a household, so it is really important to provide them with a space to relax and de-stress.
Most couples forget that while they spend all their energy on making sure that everything is perfect when their baby comes, they tend to forget to enjoy the last few months of their lives before the baby comes.
Enjoy the Calm Before the Storm
This is not a joke — a babymoon is your last chance to enjoy some uninterrupted and long hours of sleep. Having a baby, especially when you plan to take care of the child on your own without help, can mean sleepless nights and waking up to cries throughout the night.
Having a baby is definitely a wonderful moment in life, but it requires a lot of patience, commitment, and dedication. You might not have the luxury to enjoy some peace and quiet with a little one around, so take advantage of this time before you have the baby.
A calm and quiet time with your partner, where you just sit there together reflecting on what may happen in the years to come is a great moment of relaxation which you can cherish and enjoy.
A Space To Reflect On How To Be a Good Parent
It is hard and unproductive to talk about values, practices, and expectations in raising a child with your partner if you’re in a stressful environment. More often than not, conversations about child-rearing can be a bore and even sometimes lead to fights if not done at the right time.
To help couples with this, it is recommended that they discuss parenting strategies, expectations, and roles during their babymoon when they are calm, relaxed, and well-humored.
After all, a relaxing and soothing environment can help calm your nerves down and help you communicate and think more clearly.
Know Your Identity As a Parent
Aside from preparing yourself as a parent, you will find later on that you will have to choose what type of parent you will be. A great time to start thinking and reflecting on that choice is during a babymoon.
There, you will have time to gather your thoughts and think of who you want to be as a parent. Give yourself some breathing time and space for carving out and imagining what kind of parent you’ll be, and the challenges and debacles that you’ll be facing along the way.
These things are best contemplated during the babymoon and not during stressful moments when your thoughts can be pretty cluttered and flustered.
Get All the Attention
You know the baby will take all the spotlight once they are born — so enjoy the attention of being the wonder woman carrying a miracle while it lasts.
Give yourself some credit for the things you and your body are doing. Remember that you deserve the attention, care, love, and support as much as your baby does.
A babymoon is a chance where you can spend all your time on yourself and your partner. Flaunt your body, splurge a little on clothes, and do things that make you happy and satisfied. A babymoon is a chance where you can reward yourself for the amazing thing you are doing!
Splurge on Yourself
While it is common for parents to feel bad spending money on themselves and think about putting their kids before their own, going on a babymoon can set the tone for building healthy habits towards self-care and fulfilling one’s own needs as well.
Splurging on a babymoon does not mean getting the most expensive and priciest things. It means giving yourself the luxury to relax and pause and not think about work and other things that add to the stress of having a baby.
Giving yourself an extended weekend or a staycation can be a good form of splurging on yourself. If it helps, throw in some new clothes, shoes, or that one thing you’ve been dying to get. Giving yourself what you want won’t make you a bad parent!
Recharge Your Energy for Two
A babymoon will also give you a great opportunity to recharge your energy, especially since after you’ve given birth, you’ll be taking care not just of yourself but your baby as well.
A lot of mothers often overlook the challenge it takes to take care of a baby that’s why they get easily exhausted with the work and effort it takes. Sometimes, they will prioritize the baby’s needs over theirs and end up being drained.
It is important to attend to the basic needs of yourself and your baby. You will also take charge of the social and mental well-being of the baby aside from your own social and mental well-being. You will be working for two until the child can be responsible for themself!
Not every couple will have the privilege and luxury of embarking on some downtime, rest, and relaxation before their baby comes. However, if you are one of those couples who can spare some time, it is important that you go on a babymoon to mentally, emotionally, and physically prepare yourself for your life as parents.
These are just some of the top ten reasons why couples should take a vacation getaway before the baby comes into this world. While babies can be bundles of joy, they can also be tons of work. Parents need to prepare themselves and what better way is there to prepare than by taking a babymoon.