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Did you know a lot of people opt to go to Walt Disney World with a a bun in the oven? No, I don’t mean a Gaston’s Tavern cinnamon bun either. Walt Disney World is a great place to take a babymoon, especially if you have older kids that you want to celebrate before their new sibling arrives.

In February of 2020 we took a babymoon/30th birthday/first vacation with our oldest trip. Thank goodness we did because the world shut down about 3 weeks after we got back, but that’s a different story. I was 19 weeks pregnant, pre-preeclamptic (I’m note sure if that’s a thing, but the swelling and the blood pressure issues were real) and with my 18 month old toddler. Here’s what I learned on that trip.

Take breaks.

Almost every travel agent will tell you to take breaks during your Walt Disney World vacation, but when you’re pregnant this is especially important. Don’t hesitate to sit out waiting in line in favor of grabbing a snack in a cool restaurant. Go back to the resort and take a nap or go float in the pool. I’m not normally a big swimmer but the pool was my saving grace the trip I was pregnant.

Drink water, lots of ice water.

Again this common sense, but it’s so important when you’re dealing with the Orlando heat. Staying hydrated is so important since you’re not just looking out for yourself. Dehydration is the number one enemy of a pregnant person. Most stands that have a soda fountain and not just bottled soda will have complimentary ice water cups for you!

Bring snacks.

Walt Disney World has a lot of great snack options but they’re often high in salt, sugar and carbs. Bring protein bars, nuts, other little things that will help keep your blood sugar stable and your protein levels up. If you don’t want to have to do a grocery order, some snack kiosks have Babybel cheese, bananas, oranges, and pickles that may give you a more balanced snack option.

Slow down and remember to have fun

If you’re a Walt Disney World regular the idea that you may not be able to walk 13 miles a day around the parks on a trip may seem like a waste of a trip. It’s not. The slower pace will allow you to truly appreciate the parks without putting your body under any undue stress. The last thing you want to do is overexert yourself on the first day and be bedridden the rest of the trip.

Other things you may want to consider is bring epsom salts to take baths after a long day, this will help reduce inflammation and ease aches and pains, bring a heating pad for lower back pain bring multiple pairs of comfortable shoes, and use a travel agent so you’re not stressed going into the trip.

Have you ever done a trip to Walt Disney World while pregnant?

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