The Ultimate Beach Babymoon Guide to Wilmington, NC

Trish
February 8, 2019

Beach Babymoon Wilmington, North Carolina!

This is also a great guide for a family trip so ignore the preggo references if you aren't pregnant. One of my most favorite family vacations was the year we rented a beach condo near Wilmington, NC. It was a perfect beach vacation. I will forever remember this trip, as my oldest daughter and I had “the talk”.  She literally went wide eyed, moaned out loud, and slid out of the chair. The kids surfed all day, played hard, and then SLEPT! That's a win in my book.

Why I am here and who I am:

Hey mama, I am Trish— AKA Labor Nurse Mama. I am a labor and delivery nurse with over 15 years of high-risk OB experience. I am also a mama to 7 kids and have given birth to 6. This means I am quite familiar with the postpartum period and how to navigate it. I am the online birth class educator for Calm Labor Confident Birth and The VBAC Lab birth classes and the mama expert inside our Calm Mama Society, a pregnancy & postpartum membership community! I am passionate about your birth and motherhood journey! You can find me over on IG teaching over 230k mamas daily. I am passionate about your birth and motherhood journey!

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Wilmington is a town located along NC's coast. It's just east of Cape Fear, you might be too young to remember that movie, but if you are a 40+ pregnant mom, you know what I'm getting at. It was quite the thriller back in the day. Holy moly!

The many amazing beaches that are within driving distance of Wilmington make it a fantastic babymoon destination. 

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Where to sleep:

Image credit: wilmingtonandbeaches.com

Courtyard by Marriott Carolina Beach Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach Robert Ruark Inn: In Southfork, NC. 

The French House: A historic bed and breakfast tucked away in the heart of the historic district.

Image credit: wilmingtonandbeaches.com

Things to do & places to see:

Wilmington offers a wealth of activities for the outdoor fanatic. Seriously, think surfing (Dad, you will have to wait until after the baby), swimming, kayaking, Stand-up paddling, boating, and fishing. Natural trails galore and relaxing days sunbathing makes Wilmington a perfect choice for both of you. * Clear activities with your OB provider first * Carolina Beach:  Carolina beach boardwalk, Carolina Beach State Park, Freeman Park, and more. Kure Beach: The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort FisherOceanfront park, and more.  Carolina Beach Boardwalk: Carolina Beach Arcade, rent a surrey bike, and more. Airlie GardensA pathway of gardens and walking trails.  

Hollywood in the East:

Did you know that over 400 film/tv shows have been filmed in Wilmington? In fact, it is a mini-Hollywood and has its own studio, EUE/Screen Gems Studios. You can plan a tour on your beach Babymoon vacation! For “Dawson's Creek” fans, Capeside was in fact Wilmington. “One Tree Hill” was also another popular show filmed in Wilmington. (I swear “One Tree Hill” haunts me; I need to watch it.) Other shows/films include:

    • Sleepy Hollow
    • Good Behavior
    • Matlock
    • Iron Man 3
    • Safe Haven
    • The Choice
    • We're the Millers
    • A Walk to Remember
    • Tammy

Blue moon Gift shop: You should definitely head into this shop as it has been repeatedly voted as one of the top gift shops in the area. The Ultimate Beach Babymoon Series: Clearwater

Festivals:
Maternity Photo Shoot:
Alexandra Crenshaw has incredible talent. I've included a few examples of her work. It's a memorable experience to treasure the moments before you bring your child into the world. Email her for an appointment.

Photo Credits: Crenshaw Photography

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Just a little Disclaimer: As always, I am just writing my thoughts and what I’ve learned along the way. Although I am in fact a labor and delivery RN, This is not medical advice. You should always seek and follow the advice of your care provider.

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