We often forget to talk about the man’s role during pregnancy. It’s all about the woman; what she should eat, how much sleep she needs, what exercises to do etc. However, in the middle of these, the men slip away from their responsibilities even though they are the starting point of the whole pregnancy. So here is what you can do to make your wife happy during her hard time.
- Go for the appointments together
Being there at her appointments will be the best gesture that you actually care for her. Sometimes, you get so busy with your work that you forget to ask how she and the little one are doing and if there are any complications. Most wives don’t really complain if you don’t come with them since they understand your situation, but she would be delighted if turn up for them. Even if she hasn’t told you the dates, it is your responsibility to check up on her and know the dates and timings. You can surprise her at the clinic by turning up unannounced. At the doctor, she must be really tensed during all the tests so give her assuring smiles and hold her hand. These simple things can mean a lot to her.
- Know what’s best for her
A common complain about the men is that they don’t really pay attention to her needs. A good husband would know what sort of foods should and should not be given during pregnancy, the times she has to take her vitamins, what sort of good quality baby formula will they need after the baby comes etc. You also need to participate in her prenatal classes so that you too know what’s going on in her body and how the child is growing.
- Be patient with her mood swings
Pregnant women go through a lot of hormonal changes and this causes extreme mood swings. A minute before she may be all smiles but the next she might turn into a devil. Pregnancy is the only time she can vent all her frustration on you and she will surely make use of it. She will get mad at the most minor thing possible like shaking the couch when you sit on it or bring the wrong formula for toddler. She knows you can’t do anything to her and hence she will enjoy herself as she pleases. So you might have to keep a punching bag handy to let out all your frustration on.
- Pamper her
You need to keep the love and romance going, so do not forget to pamper her. Take her out for a candle light dinner, the movies, shopping, a spa treatment or anything she likes.