The babymoon package at the Las Ventanas al Paraiso resort, in Los Cabos, Mexico, was born when management noticed expectant mothers returning for visits after being there for weddings and honeymoons, says Bob Boulogne, vice president of sales and marketing for Rosewood Hotels and Resorts. So, they decided to "embrace that part of the woman's life," says Boulogne. The moms-to-be, who are treated to a personalized prenatal fitness session and various spa services, aren't complaining at all. "They appreciate the sensitivity," Boulogne says.
Northern California residents Seval Oz Ozveren and her husband, Cuneyt, had two babymoons: one in Paris when she was six months pregnant and another at Las Ventanas al Paraiso when their daughter was six months old. Ozveren explains that she and her husband, who are world travelers, babymooned with their new arrival because they wanted to continue their excursions without the interruption of the crucial bonding process, nor the guilt of leaving their baby behind. "When you're having your babies in your late 30s, early 40s, you don't want to leave that child and just take off," Ozveren says.
Ozveren was astounded at how much she and her husband enjoyed their vacation time together with their new baby—even down to the romantic, gourmet dinner on the beach while their daughter sat in the highchair between them. It also helped that the resort staff was attentive to the new family by welcoming them with a teddy bear and basket of baby essentials and lending a helpful hand when needed, such as moving the poolside umbrellas just right to block the sun from the baby.
"What mothers may not know is that when a baby comes into the world, the baby can acclimate to your life," Ozveren says. "If you're used to traveling, get [the baby] on board as soon as possible." When asked if she and her husband had discovered anything new and special about their relationship during their babymoon with their baby, Ozveren adds, "We were both happiest when she was around us. Interestingly enough, when we were calm and relaxed, the baby was calm and relaxed."