This past week I was away on our so called “babymoon” in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. It was the perfect pause within this whirlwind of change that is pregnancy. Being pregnant with our first child has been a living yoga practice. A practice of trusting the inherent wisdom of my body & letting go.
While on our trip we walked 6-8 miles each day along the 5 miles of secluded beach at the Punta Cana Resort & Club. We enjoyed eating the local fruits & specialties (our favorites were the passion fruits at breakfast, mango, papaya & banana smoothies at lunch & fresh seafood at dinner). At the end of our trip another guest commented on how she kept seeing us walking the beaches together & said how our baby would be fit! Walking is a form of meditation as well as exercise. I did it out of love for myself & our baby. Walking also helped me to connect to my breath, body & nature. The beaches on the resort were absolutely stunning. The air was warm & sweet. Along with walking & enjoying the local cuisine we swam everyday in the pool & Caribbean Sea. The resort had a fabulous spa, Six Senses Spa, where I received organic prenatal facials.
As I wrote in a previous Yoga Mama post, babymoons don’t always need to be to a far off, exotic locale. I soaked in every moment of stillness & serenity while away & I plan on incorporating that same feeling into my day-to-day life more, especially now as I move into the 31st week of pregnancy.
If you’ve gone on a babymoon please share your experiences in the comments below!