Babymoon

   Noun, informal

a relaxing or romantic holiday taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born.

Babymoons have become increasingly more popular these days as mothers-to-be understand that there’s nothing more important when growing a baby than keeping your ‘zen’.

But how do you go about planning a babymoon?

Whether you’re jet setting to an island resort to put your feet up or heading to a comforting family home away, the basics are pretty straightforward.

1. Decide when

Let’s face it, the next few months are probably your last chance for some real alone time with your partner for quite a while! The second trimester should be the most comfortable time to travel but really any time between morning sickness easing off and getting too big to move is fine.

2. Get the medical OK

When you’re travelling while pregnant, the most important thing is safety. Make sure you speak with your doctor or obstetrician before planning any overseas travel. Especially if you’re carrying multiple babies or are considered ‘high risk’. If you’re travelling overseas, it’s wise to check if there are necessary vaccines required and especially sensible to find out what access there is to quality medical facilities near the area – just in case.

3. Make sure you have travel insurance

Whilst travelling with a bun-in-the-oven is no longer a barrier to travel, it can be tricky to find cover when pregnant.

Your due date and past pregnancy complications play an important role in whether you can get cover or not.

Some insurers consider pregnancy to be a pre-existing condition and a medical assessment may be required before you are covered. Others cover uncomplicated pregnancies up to a certain gestation without any fuss; and there are many insurers that simply will not cover pregnancy related complications at all.

If you’ve hit the wall trying to find the right pregnancy cover, rest assured, there’s help at hand. Travel insurance experts comparetravelinsurance.com.au bring you their interactive travel insurance pregnancy infographic designed to make the finding cover as easy as 1-2-3.

This is a sponsored promotion for Compare Travel Insurance. As always, read the fine print associated with any insurance policies and quotes.

The information provided in the infographic should be used as a general guide only.  It’s vital that expectant mums read the policy documentation (known as a Product Disclosure Statement) to understand their chosen policies’ inclusions and exclusions.  If there is any doubt around cover, it is advisable to contact the insurer. All information within the infographic is correct at time of writing (Jan 2015), but is subject to change over time.
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