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Second Trimester is the best time for babymoon

Updated: 6 days ago

Months 3 to 6 is the most perfect time to go on a babymoon. Let’s pamper before your parenthood begins.


The pre-baby vacation is best taken during Trimester 2 as it is generally the easiest trimester. Most of the uncomfortable symptoms that you were suffering in the first trimester should be fading, and you are likely to have more energy to enjoy your holiday!


Thinking of travelling by plane but worried about body scanners in the airport? You will be relieved to know that these machines are not harmful as the emitting radiation is very low. If you are still worried, try informing the customs staff that you are pregnant and that you prefer the pat-down check instead. You may need a doctor’s memo to prove your pregnancy.


The other worry is deep vein thrombosis (clots) for pregnant women which can occur during long-haul flights. To prevent DVT, he advises pregnant women to wear compression stockings, drink more water to prevent dehydration, and to massage the calves and walk around whenever possible.


Ready for your babymoon? Here are some dos and don’ts for you to keep in mind while planning your pampering trip.


  • Always check with your doctor before booking your trip. Even if you are in Trimester 2 and feeling great, your obstetrician may advise you to avoid the plane if you have bleeding complications

  • Stick to a destination instead of an adventurous trip filled with exhausting activities. A local staycation is also popular and more relaxing.

  • Limit your travel time. If you are travelling by plane, stick to direct flights instead of layovers. If you are travelling by car, choose a location that is within a reasonable driving distance

  • Stand up for a stretch and walk around often in the plane

  • Wear anti-thrombosis stockings (TEDS)

  • Discuss with your doctor if aspirin is needed for long-haul flight (>6 hours)

  • Wear loose and comfortable clothing that does not restrict your movements

  • Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated

  • Take note of the contact number and address of the nearest clinics and hospitals in the area you are travelling

  • Indulge and pamper yourself. “Me time” may soon be a thing of the past when your baby arrives, so go ahead and book that facial or prenatal massage for yourself, or maybe even a couple’s massage


  • Do not forget to keep the romance — take a stroll with along the beach and enjoy the sunset or even surprise your partner with a private dinner

  • Avoid undercooked meat and poultry as these may put you at risk of infections

  • Apply non-DEET insect repellents to keep insects away when you are outdoors 

  • Stay away from dangerous activities that pose a high risk of falling, such as cycling and skiing, as well as activities that involve an extreme pressure change, such as diving

  • Don’t forget to ask your obstetrician for a letter stating that you are fit to fly for >24 weeks gestation. Keep this with your passport to present at check-in counter


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