Day 90: Supporting Your Wife Through Pregnancy


How to Support your Wife during Pregnancy

When expecting a baby, it’s easy for men to feel a bit helpless. After all, the woman is the one who’s going through the physical and hormonal changes at this point. But, bringing a baby into this world is a team effort, and there are plenty of things a dad-to-be can do to support his spouse along the way.

Even if it seems like you’re never quite able to alleviate some of the burden, often just being there to listen can go a long way. The name of the game is really to just be reassuring in every sense of the word. Follow these tips to really enjoy the pregnancy together.

It’s not About You

Well, maybe it is. It’s about you putting yourself aside and really focusing on making this a positive experience. We’re not all the best husbands in the world- we have needs and gripes and bad moods like anyone else. But, if there’s ever been the right time to be that rock she can depend on, this is it.

While you’re at it, go the extra mile! You can’t lose with flowers, gifts or little surprises. But sometimes even just cleaning the bathroom unasked can put a smile on her face.

It’s important to keep yourself in a good head space in order to deal with the ups and downs of pregnancy. So if you need, say, an hour at the gym or time to relax with a good book, by all means do it. Just be sure your spouse is taken care of, and understands that you are taking this time to be a better husband.

Attend Doctor Visits

Those monthly (later weekly) check-ups are one of the best ways to be there for your wife and experience the joy of expecting a baby. Make the time to accompany her, even if it means taking an hour or two off work.

Encourage a Healthy Lifestyle

It’s extra important for pregnant women to eat well and practice light exercise, but this can be hard to do if she has a less-than-encouraging partner. Go for walks together and enjoy shopping for and preparing healthy meals. Sure this might sacrificing the game on TV once in a while, but the rewards will be ten-fold.

­­­­On the subject of food, she might have strong cravings or aversions to certain foods. Help out with this- if she needs a pint of ice cream at 10pm, you’re the man. If she can’t stand the smell of eggs, don’t whip up an omelette and pig out in front of her. These things will pass with time.

Make her Feel Beautiful

That growing waistline is enough to affect even the most confident woman’s self esteem. Let her know that she’s still the prettiest girl around whenever you get a chance. Expect changes in intimacy and just be there to cuddle when she feels like it.



Learn about What’s Going On

It pays to have at least rudimentary knowledge of what she’s going through. Pick up her copy of What to Expect When you’re Expecting (or log on to the website) and skip to the month of pregnancy she’s going through now. You may even find that the information helps put some of your own fears to rest.

Be Generous

-With your time, with your foot rubs, with your understanding ears to listen to all of her worries, etc. You are in this together. Take part in shopping for baby, show up to the baby shower if she asks you to. These are all ways for you to cherish this time as well.

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Day 62: Ways to Be a Better Spouse

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The relationship between spouses is indeed amazing and remorseless. But the beauty of this relationship tends to fade away, just because there is no proper understanding among the spouse and the responsibilities are not discussed aptly. Following is a list of things which can help you to be a better spouse, see whether you are one of them:

  • As opposed to concentrating on all the tasks you want they’d carry out it in a different way, take the time to actually, really observe all the things that you will be thankful for. Tell them, it will make them feel better.
  • Tell your spouse when you are proud of them even if it is something really small.
  • Be kind. This indicates thus clear, yet it is amazing just how un-kind people are usually to people that love them, particularly when in a bad mood or maybe have gotten an exceptionally negative evening in the office. Becoming kind suggests, being polite. This would mean being nice to them the same way you were being in the days whenever you wanting to get their heart. Do not make your partner the victim for the sins of your boss, father or whoever; they will have no clue as in what’s going on.
  • If there was any argument, take time, talk to yourself and see if there was anything you could have done better. Put yourself into their possession. It can be you should have talked a bit kinder, explained and listened.
  • Be very careful with your words, once you put it out you can never take it back.
  • Always let them know how you feel about them; make them feel that you are thinking about them all time. And more importantly make sure that you mean it!!
  • Listen, this is one of the most important elements that can make your spouse closer to you. Some might think it is something impossible but NO, it is something you can or you have to make it possible. Hearing it isn’t just achievable, however probable. It is just a sensible device you should utilize whenever your loved one starts up his or her oral cavity.
  • Be open to them, do not keep nay hard feeling with your partner and talk something else. Even if you are going through a problem due to someone else. And let them know what you need.
  • Be more attentive to what your partner doesn’t like.
  • Take care of them, it can be of their health, thinks they like and act.

The happiest couples are those who really love who they are as individuals. They have different and separate powers which can create or build up a superlative power which can make the relationship more colourful. Problems arise whenever our own self interests’ turmoil with those associated with another; particularly when of which “another” is usually an individual we actually care about. Often an effective way you can increase your relationship with your spouse, just isn’t as a result of seeking to not allow your own personal interests, but simply by modifying some of your current measures as well as reactions whenever confronted by turmoil.

Author’s Bio

Relationships are so important to our lives. If there is no love she believe there will be no life either. She is Teresa Kent. A creative writer in many genres. Currently she is writing about love, relation tips, Dating Agency London and dating tips.