Why William & Kate Should Go On A 'Babymoon'

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Prince William & Kate Middleton
Have you considered taking a babymoon? Maybe you should, too.

Have you ever heard of a babymoon? A babymoon is similar to a honeymoon a time when you, your baby and your immediate family members remain in seclusion for a period of time after your baby is born. During this time, you focus on your marriage and on bonding with and caring for your new baby.

During and after pregnancy, your body can be tired from lack of sleep and/or lack of exercise. It's surging with hormones that could make even the sanest person feel a little nuts. A babymoon can help save your mental health; it's a time for extreme self-care.  Babymoons are highly recommended by medical doctors and psychologists and can be as short or as long as you wish and can arrange.  

For most couples and families, a babymoon is entirely possible to at least some degree. They'll be able to seclude themselves and stay totally private to enjoy the time and space they need to bond and care for themselves. Most couples ... except the royals, that is. No matter how much Kate and William might want to experience a babymoon when their child is born, it will be challenging, if not impossible.

There are several reasons for babymoons. A babymoon can reduce stress since you won't be entertaining anyone. Although Kate and William might not be handling the practical aspects of entertaining, they will be surrounded by observers of many kinds and at least their presence will be required. A quiet period of time for getting to know their new baby and for Kate recovering from her difficult pregnancy (not to mention childbirth) may not be allowed.

A babymoon also helps protect your baby from germs brought in by visitors. Babies have weak immune systems that get stronger during the days and weeks that follow. Most couples can explain this to relatives and friends, some of whom might get a bit miffed, but they'll get over it. Keep reading ...

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