Conceptionmoons: Taking a Vacation Could Get You Pregnant

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couple at sunsetYou've all heard of the honeymoon -- the trip you go on when you first get married to celebrate your union and enjoy some uninterrupted one-on-one time with the man you married. (Also known as the best 10 sex days of your life.) Then came the babymoon -- a last-ditch vacation effort by expectant parents to have some quality time alone before their bundle of joy arrives and everything changes. (Also known as the last 10 days of uninterrupted sleep you will ever have.)

Both seem like completely logical reasons to take a vacation. I’m all over that.

But have you heard about the latest "moon" couples are taking? Yup, the "conceptionmoon" is gaining in popularity.

They do make sense. A romantic getaway with your partner in a relaxing setting, just so happening to coincide with your ovulation, may be the best idea since sliced bread, and I’m pretty positive it might be the best sex since your honeymoon. (Maybe you’ll end up with a little sand in your crack, but overall, it could be just what the doctor ordered.) It’s a romantic getaway designed with the sole purpose of getting you knocked up. It’s pretty awesome.

I am imagining sex under waterfalls, on the beach, on a mountain, on top of a volcano, or in a field of lilies. Coitus uninterruptus and no distractus may be just what you need to jump-start the baby-making machine. If sunshine, sand, and fruity drinks are involved, then so be it. I’m in.

My husband and I actually got pregnant with our first on our fifth year wedding anniversary trip to a romantic boutique hotel in New Orleans. We were relaxed and having a great time and then BAM! Baby on board. Seems we had our own conceptionmoon without even knowing it. (I blame Pat O’Brien Hurricanes and 5 for 1 beers at the Red Rhino.) Conception moons are the same thing, just more carefully planned -- and probably with a lot less strange boobs thrown in the mix.

Did you go on a conceptionmoon to conceive? Would you?


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femal... femaleMIKE

It wouldn't hurt.

fleur... fleurdelys3110

Good  idea actually. It's much easier to conceive when you are relaxed and not stressed, and I can't think of a time when one is more relaxed than on a nice vacation!

nonmember avatar kmg

I am 21 weeks pregnant with our first child. Surprise, surprise, she was conceived on our delayed honeymoon in May :) We didn't even need to plan a "conceptionmoon"--I guess those margaritas on the beach didn't hurt ;)

nonmember avatar aaj

My daughter was conceived during a 2 week cruise...talk about relaxing! My husband and I decided to start trying while on vacation, and it worked! I think it is a great idea. It ensures lots of lovey time, and it is a great excuse for a romantic trip before years of amusement parks and kid friendly trips!

Amanda Crawley Strasburg

Sounds like a great way to ruin a romantic trip-to put all the pressure of conception on it.


After 2.5 a years of trying to conceive and a year of fertility treatments-we'd be broker than we already are if we felt like a trip would solve everything.

wamom223 wamom223

Amanda I was thinking the same thing.  I think this would work for people that haven't had problems conceiving, but not for people with trouble conceiving.  The more pressure you put on yourself for 'this to be the month' the worse things seem to go. Also most couples that are trying to get pregnant spend so much money on treatments they don't have money for vacations.  As a side note to you Amanda it took us three years to get pregnant, and it didn't happen until we took a couple months off of trying.  Sadly though our son is 4 and we still haven't been able to conceive again.  I know its  hard, trust me I know, but I will say a prayer for you that you will get your blessing soon.  

corri... corrinacs

Yep wamom223...you hit it on the nail.  "Just go on vacation and it'll happen" was a quote someone told me when my DH and I were trying.  It stung, mailny becaue we were giving up our vacation that year (as well as all of our saved money and then some) on fertility treatments.


First of all, no that vacation woudln't ahve helped....and two, I would love to go on that vacation, but I spent that money on drugs to inject myself with instead.  And no, they didn't make me feel "happy".

Jazmyn N. Goins

I got married August 4th 2012. Now I am 6 weeks pregnant.

nonmember avatar Amanda

For couples struggling with infertility, one of the most insensitive things they get told is to "go on a cruise" or "go on vacation, you'll come back pregnant!" Couples with no fertility problems trying to get pregnant have the same chance of getting pregnant during ovulation while on vacation as anywhere else.

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