The idea of a holiday when you’re heavily pregnant might seem like a huge hassle. Will your bathers stretch over that bump? Are you just going to be one hot, sweaty mess? Is there even any point in hitting a tropical resort if you can’t indulge in sashimi and cocktails?
But according to Bec Judd, a weekend gallivanting around the Gold Coast is just what the doctor ordered.
From the moment you peed on that stick, your mind has probably been consumed by babies. Devising birth plans, shopping for adorable tiny shoes, cursing your mother for never telling you your nipples would start to take over your entire boobs.
Yep, you need this. And let’s be honest, it’s pretty much your last opportunity to do it for the next few years.
“After you have a baby you are NOT leaving the house. It’s too hard,” the mother-of-four says.
“It’s your last chance to have a beautiful holiday before that newborn tornado takes over your life.”
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So how do you take a babymoon when you can barely remember where you left your shoes?
Here are Bec’s tips for planning the perfect pregnancy escape.
1. Get your timing right
Make sure you go early, if you leave it too late and are heavily pregnant, you might not be allowed to fly. While every airline is different, once you reach around 20 weeks you’re going to have trouble getting on a flight.
On the other hand, if you’re still working, now is the perfect time for a break. Tell your boss you have very important pregnancy business to attend to and get out of there.
“It gives you an energy kick before the next trimester kicks in, it’s like a little reward for how far you’ve gone!” Bec says.