When your wife gets pregnant, it is your job to put her on a pedestal and make her feel like the most amazing woman in the world. Pregnancy is a wonderful thing. This will become abundantly clear to you when you see your wife glowing and spotting that growing bump. While she may feel bloated and unattractive, you’ll think she’s more amazing and beautiful than ever before.
While your role in the baby making process is complete after sex, you probably want to be part of the pregnancy process, too. Pregnancy can be extremely tough. Seeing your wife pregnant will actually give you a renewed sense of appreciation of how remarkable the female body and women in general can be.
As your wife works to turn food into a human, your number one job is to be there for her as much as possible and work to make her as comfortable as you can. You want to do everything you can to make sure that your baby comes out healthy and strong.
Here are some of the things you can do to achieve this goal:
Celebrate the pregnancy together
Whether you have been trying for a baby or not, you need to respond appropriately to the news that your wife is pregnant. Get excited and make your wife feel confident that you’ll be there to support her and that you’re going to be a great father for your baby.
When your wife is pregnant, it is time to read lots of books and blogs on pregnancy, babies, and raising children. In today’s society, there are very few differences between genders, so you have an equal role to play in taking care of your baby. As a modern man, you want to help your wife on every step of her journey.
Accompany her to the doctor’s appointments
Try to go to every appointment with your wife. Teamwork is very important during this time, and it is also the best way to celebrate these small monthly milestones.
Be patient with your wife
When your wife is pregnant, a lot is going on with her, both physically and emotionally. Her hormones have a huge effect on how she acts, her moods, and her overall behavior. It is completely normal for them to be happy one minute and sobbing the next. This is why you need to be patient and understanding with them, and when they provoke you (which they will!), just remind yourself that it’s the hormones talking.
Satisfy her cravings
Pregnancy often comes with weird cravings. When your wife wants peanut butter and vanilla ice cream sandwich, with eggs, pickles, and crisps, it’s not your place to question them. Just get up and make her the crazy sandwich. Satisfying her cravings is one of the easiest ways to make her feel loved.
Listen to her
You don’t have to provide solutions all the time. Sometimes all your wife needs is someone to listen to what she is going through. So put your phone away, look at her, and listen to what she has to say. This will actually go a really long way in helping you nip a lot of potential fights in the bud.
Act like you are pregnant to support her
Adopt and drop the same habits as your wife to give her some moral support. It’ll also put her in a better position to follow the doctor’s orders. So, if she has to give up alcohol, coffee, and smoking, so should you. If she has to exercise more, so should you. This kind of moral support will also bring you closer to each other.
Go on holiday
The best time for a holiday is during the first trimester. It is also a great way to celebrate the fact that you’re going to become parents. So, go on holiday to help her feel special, relax, and get some much-needed vitamin D!
Shower her with compliments
Men love pregnant women, but sometimes, pregnant women don’t love themselves. If your wife is dealing with some self-confidence issues, it is your job to remind her how beautiful and loved she is. Don’t make it a one-off thing, either. Do it every day to make her feel as pretty as she looks!
Put your social life on hold
Your wife needs you now more than ever. Except for very special occasions, put your social life on hold and support your wife at home. This will go a really long way in giving her some peace of mind, helping her rest, and reducing her stress levels.
Prepare the nursery together
Get involved in the process of planning and decorating the nursery. Do all the heavy lifting and get the nursery ready before your baby comes.
How you treat your wife during her pregnancy is one of the indications of the kind of father you’ll be. When your wife gets pregnant, it is time to treat her better than ever before. Make her feel more special than when you first met. It’s not easy growing a human inside you for 9 months, so wait on her hand and foot, and don’t complain!