Is it Worth it to Take a Babymoon?






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1. What Is A Babymoon? 

Have you heard of the babymoon? It is a relatively new phenomenon, and is the word used to describe a trip that a couple takes during the last few months of pregnancy. It is usually a chance for a couple to get away and have some fun before their baby is born.

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Once the baby is born, a couple’s life is sure to change completely and there will surely be many sleepless nights. The babymoon is a chance for couples to enjoy a last fun fling. But, is it worth it? Read on to find out.

2. The Pros Of A Babymoon

A babymoon is fun, for sure. Who wouldn’t like a few days lounging in the sun or vacationing in a fun and exciting city? A babymoon can be a great way to connect with your partner, especially if things have been tense during pregnancy.


If your partner will be working long hours once your baby is born, a babymoon can be a really great chance to spend some time together and reconnect. For a mom to be, a babymoon is a great chance to rest and catch up on sleep. Believe us, you are going to need it. Pregnancy is full of worries, so taking a babymoon can help to alleviate some stress and give pregnant ladies a chance to recharge.

3. The Cons of a Babymoon

While a pregnancy getaway sounds fun, there can also be some real cons. First of all, a vacation can cost a lot of money. Most couples who are expecting a baby are trying their best to save money, so the cost of a vacation like this can be out of price range. Also, many women do not feel up to a vacation like this in their final trimester.


The last trimester can be extremely uncomfortable, and many women do not feel like (or are not able to) fly or take long car trips. Also, some couples wait so long to take their babymoon vacation, that there is a good chance that the woman could actually go into labor while on the trip.

4. The Bottom Line

The bottom line is that couples have to make the right choice for their particular situation when it comes to babymoons. Some couples think that they are worth the extra cost, time and effort, but some couples don’t.


Some couples think that the best use of extra money during pregnancy is to stash it away for baby expenses, or use the time that would be spent on a babymoon to take extra time off of work. Whether you decide to take a babymoon or not, make sure to take some time for yourself at the end of your pregnancy to rest, recharge and prepare for baby.

Dr. Karen Leham is double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocronology and Infertility. Dr. Leham completed her residency at Loyola University, followed by a fellowship at UCLA.