How to Celebrate Your Babymoon Without Leaving Your City

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You’ve spent nine months reading books, growing a tiny human, setting up the nursery, and baby-proofing the house. In addition to nesting, you and your partner have been keeping up with the demands of daily life and work responsibilities. Now is the time to take a step back and focus on yourselves with a babymoon. You both deserve dedicated time to relax, disconnect from distractions, connect with each other, and take it all in. Here’s how you can celebrate your babymoon and make the most of your precious time together before the baby arrives.

Treat yourselves to a spa day.

Pregnant women can enjoy the same benefits of massage throughout pregnancy with perinatal massage therapy. Prenatal massage helps lower cortisol levels and high blood pressure, improves blood flow, relieves aches and pains, alleviates headaches, and promotes relaxation.

Most pregnant women can receive a maternal massage in their second or third trimester. It’s not recommended to receive massage therapy during the first trimester as strong pressure, working pressure points, and lying in a prone position could increase the risk of miscarriage.

Pregnancy Massage with a prenatal massage therapist at will help relieve the discomforts of pregnancy by soothing joints and muscle aches. A qualified massage therapist will have a consultation with you to learn about your needs, concerns, and to discuss any medications or medical conditions to determine the most appropriate treatment. Your qualified prenatal massage therapist will use a bolster or pillow designed to support the hips and joints to allow for extra comfort. also offers couples massage so that both expectant parents can enjoy some needed relaxation and rejuvenation before the baby arrives.


Turn your bedroom into a hotel.

You don’t have to stay in a hotel room to treat yourself to a 5-star snooze. You’ll be enjoying sleepless nights soon enough which is why turning your bedroom into a hotel is a great idea. Upgrade your sheets and bedding to re-create the sensation of sleeping in luxurious hotel bedding. Invest in a set of crisp, high-thread-count sheets, new supportive pillows, and a luxurious comforter and duvet. A new set of eye masks, comfy pj’s, robes, and slippers will complete the stay-cation hotel experience.


Take in some nature.

You don’t have to go far away from home to find a natural setting to enjoy. Find ways to take in some nature and spend time together disconnecting. Go for a barefoot walk on the beach and enjoy the smell of the water and the feeling of sand between your toes. Take advantage of nature and walking trails in the city or local state parks. A light hike while pregnant is safe, but be cautious not to reach an elevation higher than 8,000 feet. Obstetricians warn that high altitudes may cause pregnant women and the fetus to develop hypoxia due to the reduction of oxygen in the blood. Take a scenic drive and enjoy a mini road trip together if walking is too difficult.


Book a photoshoot.

Sometimes you need a creative eye to capture the true magic of pregnancy. Instead of taking your own selfies during your babymoon, hire a professional photographer for a couple’s photoshoot.

Any pregnant woman will choose comfort over fashion when it comes to choosing a piece of clothing. With reversible women’s clothing from White House Black Market, you can achieve different outfits from one clothing item. Seamless reversible dresses and reversible skirts with a solid color on one side and a different color on the other make for a perfect trip dress that folds beautifully in a suitcase. Pair a reversible skirt with a lightweight tank top with a dual neckline. Complete your travel wardrobe with a reversible cardigan and chic scarf.

Reversible clothes are a fun way to travel light and create simple yet versatile looks perfect for photos. For the best reversible clothing check out the wide selection of reversible options at White House Black Market.


Be local tourists and explore some attractions.

Go out and discover your city as local tourists. Take in attractions, history, and local culture as a couple before the baby arrives. Get to know your surroundings without the distraction of parenting duties, and enjoy activities that aren’t necessarily baby-friendly, like going to museums and attending cultural tours.

No matter where you choose to spend your babymoon, the most important thing to remember is to enjoy some quality time together as a couple.