Many babies are conceived during a honeymoon, while on vacation, or living abroad. And while you may be the type of person that enjoys spontaneity, there are plenty of other people who like to plan things well in advance. Suppose you want a romantic story to tell your children and grandchildren one day about how they were conceived on their parent’s honeymoon or while they were living as nomads for a few years. There are ways to make the chances pretty successful that it happens. There are, of course, things you need to bring along with you to make sure things work out according to your best-laid plan, but it’s doable.
Give Yourself A Head Start
The same way you want to keep your immunity up while you’re traveling on crowded trains and planes, you want to keep your vitamin levels high before trying to conceive too. Many of the same supplements you would take to boost chances of conception are the same you take for peak immunity – Vitamin C, D, and E. Vitamin Zinc is excellent for your overall health and increases the likelihood of healthy conception. So, on top of your healthy diet and exercise routines during your non-travel lifestyle, keep those up while you’re exploring the world.
Pack Your Pregnancy Essentials
While we all have our toiletries and other products we need on our “must pack” lists, if you’re planning on trying to conceive while jet setting, it’s vital you have other products that let you know when the timing is just right. Items such as an ovulation kit to track your fertile window or pregnancy tests should always be on hand when you’re trying to conceive. You can also spice things up by incorporating some seductive intimates to wear to keep the vibe going and spice things up. When trying to conceive, lots of intimacy will be occurring, so keeping things interesting in this department is a must!
The Best Laid Plans
If you’re going to be abroad for some time and also trying to start your family while you’re away from your “home base,” it’s always a good idea to have plans in place for what you’ll do if you should be successful in becoming pregnant. Maybe you’re living the digital nomad life in a fantastic location like Indonesia, but you know that you’d feel more comfortable delivering back home in the states or Europe. You want to have a timeline in place for when you still feel safe and comfortable flying – check with your OB about guidelines on this. You want to verse yourself in important pregnancy travel tips, too, so you feel confident about everything along the way.
Enjoy The Journey
Pregnancy can be a wild ride – even if you get super lucky and don’t experience morning sickness and intense mood swings. You’re almost guaranteed to experience extreme fatigue, at least during the first trimester, as your body does a lot of work growing that developing fetus. So, enjoy the journey! Especially if you’re in a beautiful, calm location – count the lucky stars that you get to experience such a magical time in your life in a place where you can sit seaside or lounge in a hammock without a care in the world. The importance of remaining stress-free during pregnancy can’t be overstated – for the mother’s health and the baby’s health.
Do Your Research
If you conceive while living abroad, enjoying an extended honeymoon, or anywhere in between, you want to be armed with knowledge. What’s your blood type? Make sure you’re drinking bottled water (depending on where you are), and ensure all dairy products you’re consuming are pasteurized. Research medical facilities in your area so you know where you would go in the event of significant concern – especially first-time mothers may be more anxious about every twinge or symptom. Being prepared through research is a game-changer.
Conceiving while traveling may sound like something you wouldn’t be interested in, but for many, it’s not only a romantic notion but something they’d plan. By utilizing the tips mentioned above, you can be well on your way to not only getting the positive pregnancy test you’re hoping for but feeling like you’re getting good care and in safe hands, no matter where in the world you are. No matter how well-traveled you are, nothing can prepare you for the beautiful journey of parenthood – congratulations!