Cue the royal baby watch: Meghan Markle is due to become a mom in just a few short weeks. Still, that didn’t stop her and Prince Harry from getting out of town for a last-minute (and spa-focused) babymoon, just 45 minutes away from their newly renovated Frogmore Cottage home at Windsor Castle.
The location? It’s rumored that they spent three nights at Heckfield Place, a five-star hotel that costs $13,000 a night. But with that price tag comes a range of activities perfect for a woman nearing the end of her third trimester: a wellness spa, studios for pilates and yoga, and idyllic (but well-trodden) woodlands to meander and explore.
Not to take a page from the royal playbook, but this got me thinking: Why didn’t I think to delay my babymoon until the bitter end of my pregnancy? When I was exhausted and swollen and wanted my feet rubbed 24/7? Instead, I escaped to Charleston, South Carolina, with my husband when I was just 27 weeks and had a lot of anxious thoughts welling inside me, not to mention a zillion baby-related to-dos still on my list.
No joke, my husband and I were so in the throes of baby planning that we scheduled our baby CPR training course for the night before we departed for the beach. Spoiler alert: Timing-wise, that’s not exactly a “get psyched for parenting (or your babymoon)” kind of class.