Take a Babymakingmoon
To Maternity… and Beyond! Chelsea Day has tried everything to get pregnant with her third child. Next on the list? A "babymakingmoon."
How long we’ve been trying: 309 days
Number of pregnancy tests to date: 29
How many times we’ve had sex: 95
The strategy: Relaxation
You’ve likely heard of honeymoons and babymoons; it’s not an unfamiliar idea for couples to get away from it all to focus on enhancing their intimacy. But what about timing a vacation with ovulation to increase your chances of pregnancy? We’ve all heard stories of couples who have gone on vacation and come back pregnant—from honeymoon pregnancies to spring break babies—so it’s no surprise that many couples nowadays plan a retreat to kick off their conception attempts.
The latest trend in baby-making is seeing couples take off on a travel adventure to see if a little relaxation can boost their relationship and get their baby engines roaring. I’ve seen a lot of friends use this tactic to escape the everyday stresses of life (many babymakingmooners work full-time jobs and already have kids at home) and the success rates are surprisingly high.
The big key for a babymakingmoon is to find a destination that is relaxing for both the man and the woman. When my husband and I got pregnant with our first son, we were on an Alaskan cruise. All the food and transportation were arranged for us, so we didn’t have to stress over details. My husband got to check off quite a few things from his life list, touching ground on a glacier and seeing a moose in-person, and I was happy to have a full array of entertainment at my fingertips. We also kept our bodies in shape with daily hikes and exercise around the ship, complete with the opportunity to shower immediately and quickly escape back to our stateroom together. Talk about a prime baby-making atmosphere!
If your babymakingmoon timing happens to fall in line with a full moon, mega bonus points to you. Word on the street says that chances of conception are higher when the moon is big and bright. Scientists have found anecdotal evidence that suggests a link between fertility and lunar cycles across all life forms. Afterall, there must be a reason that fish lay their eggs during the full moon. At the very least, there’s something inherently magical and romantic about those midnight rays, perhaps setting the tone for some fervent lovemaking.
Try to keep your babymakingmoon within budget to avoid adding unnecessary financial stress to the equation. Take advantage of a friend’s timeshare or head to a local bed and breakfast. If you’re the wilderness-loving type, camping can offer a low-cost way to get away from it all (just make sure that the potential for bugs, tent setup and fireside cooking won’t stress you out and kill the mood).
Whatever you do, wherever you go, make sure that your trip is an enjoyable one. If it’s successful, this just might be the last truly alone time you’ll have for awhile.
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