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Being a pregnant woman is challenging. Things get even worse in the modern world. There is a lot of pressure, both physically and mentally. With the fluctuations in the level of hormones that control emotions, a pregnant woman might just resemble an adolescent. There are mood swings that she needs to deal with, physical pain she needs to bear and other things that will prove difficult to deal with. Pregnancy starts as a new phase in the life of a woman. It is a change, which even if accepted cannot be fully prepared for. Every pregnancy is different and unique. However, there is one thing common in all pregnancies that all to be moms need the care and support while dealing with physical and mental pressures and pains.
The maximum her partner can do is stay with her throughout this period. Partners, now is the time you must support your better halves through her daily pregnancy challenges in small but significant ways. Here is why you must go a step ahead for your lady love and the baby she is carrying.
Here are 7 reasons as to why her husband should stay by her side more often than usual during her pregnancy.
She needs emotional support- Pregnancy is a time when the hormonal levels go crazy. This brings about a lot of mood swings. She’s sweet one moment and the next, she might be furious. Her partner should understand that it’s natural to behave that way. All he can do is be with her, and listen to her when needed. It may seem crazy but she really needs you right at that moment when you feel she is behaving awkward. Taking time to talk to her even about small things is more than enough to boost her mood and keep her happy for the day. Tell her she is even more special now carrying the miracle of your lives.
An important physical support- Pregnancy is the period when the body experiences a lot of pain and pressure. Massages can help ease stress and relieve pain. It is very important for the partner to not let her do much physical work. Zero physical work is also bad for the body, but heavy physical work will only do harm. Think on how to relieve her of the burden of too much physical work that can exhaust her. Her partner can do the normal chores she does, like cooking, cleaning, etc. At times, certain cooking smells make her sick and it would be nice if husbands understood this and work around the kitchen accordingly. Doing these small, but significant chores for her will help her.
She needs someone for advice- This pregnancy is new for her, you must know that she feels the need for someone to be around her to share her fears and anxiousness, for advice and suggestions on her daily routines, and during meeting with her gynecologist. Both emotionally and physically, she needs someone to look up to. To ask for advice, to make important decisions, and to share her future plans, she needs someone to count on. Having a child changes her life forever. Right from the first day of her pregnancy, her life is preoccupied with her child. To step in the shoes of motherhood, she needs someone to count on and be there with her when needed.
Healthy pregnancy- A healthy pregnancy is very essential. The health of the mother and the child is the first concern in any pregnancy. For a healthy body, special care has to be taken by the family and most importantly by her partner. She needs attention in all ways. All her needs should be taken care of and she should eat healthy. It is also recommended that husbands take their wives to the doctor at least once in a month.
Healthy baby- The health of the baby depends on the health of the mother. The mother, at her time of pregnancy, should not face any problem related to her health and that has to be ensured by her partner. It is necessary to take care of her all the time and make sure that she receives the best healthcare possible. Her partner should take care of her necessities and be with her. This will ensure good health of the baby.
It is a Long journey- Having a human in the belly for 9 months is definitely no joke. To cope with all the changes and go through all the mood swings is a very difficult job and the least her partner can do is support her and be with her through the tough time. Every day, during these months, may be similar to you, but your partner’s body is transforming in wondrous ways to accommodate a growing life. Being beside your lovely wife, who is glowing with feeling of motherhood is not just a responsibility rather it’s an experience for the dads-to-be.
Our baby, not hers alone- The most important reason as to why a pregnant woman’s partner should stay with her during the period of her pregnancy is because it is their baby and not hers alone. Naturally, women have the power and endurance to carry a baby and give birth. That doesn’t make it her task alone to take care of her own physical and emotional needs. Understand that even if your side work was done well before, it isn’t her job alone to play the role of the parent as after all, it is your baby as well. As a partner, you are an equal part of the pregnancy. Make sure you do everything to make her feel comfortable and glad.
Pregnant women are told to snack throughout the day in order to keep their calorie intake up and prevent nausea. Be the partner who packs the snacks. Fill snack-sized containers with nuts, dark chocolate, dried fruits, and crackers. Keep a pregnancy journal as a list of all the interesting food combinations she craves, things she does, laughs about, cries about, and other notable moments during her pregnancy.
You can’t make the journey any easier, but you can make it special by supporting your partner. You have a bigger role to play in the pregnancy, keeping the mother healthy and the baby safe. Pregnancy is, for many women, one of the most emotionally wrought and physically challenging experiences in life. Whether it’s her first or her fourth, the best thing you can do for your pregnant partner is show a little extra compassion during these 40 weeks.