Have you ever heard of a conception moon? Well, just like honeymoons and babymoons, conception moons are a thing. I personally can understand why, too because trying to get pregnant is not all rainbows and unicorns for everyone; it can be stressful. Conception moons or baby making (baby-makation) vacations are a welcome change in scenery and escape from the pressures and routines of everyday life for couples trying to conceive.
Stress, chronic stress, can affect fertility in both men and women, there are studies to prove it. Couples that have been trying to conceive for longer than six months or even years have the stress from not being able to conceive along with the stressors of their daily lives. The purpose of a conception moon is to reduce stress. It will give you and your partner a chance to build new memories and reconnect while doing things like taking walks on the beach to fun water activities.
Think back to your last vacation with your significant other, and how relaxed, carefree, and how much more intimate you were. Now, during regular family vacations is the atmosphere like that? Probably not, and that is the concept behind a conception moon – to make you and your partner less stressed, more relaxed and provide opportunities for more intimacy so that you can get pregnant.
Planning your conception moon
The goal of this couples’ getaway is to conceive a baby, right? So, check your calendar to make sure the getaway is planned when you don’t have your period and during your most fertile days. I talk about all of that good stuff here.
You should also consider bringing an ovulation prediction kit, and some sperm-friendly lubrication like this one. In addition to those things, bring something that will help get you and your significant other in the mood, which can be anything from lingerie to your favorite toys. If just seeing your significant other does the trick, then your only worry is picking the right location.
Whatever relaxation looks like to you, that is where you should book your conception moon. For me, it is the sun, clear waters and a beach with fine sand, massages, uninterrupted one-on-one time, good food – preferably oysters because they are an aphrodisiac – and a little bit of champagne. Use TripAdvisor to research your location, and after you’ve done that use a site like Skyscanner or CheapOair to find great deals on flights and hotels. Oh, and make sure the destination you choose is Zika-free. You can locate the areas affected by Zika here.
Also, if you are already in the middle of fertility treatments, make sure you speak with your fertility specialist to plan your trip around your appointments.