Here is a helpful list for all fathers-to-be, to help them understand the expectant mothers a little better, and in the process, make things a little easier for themselves.
We know the mother-to-be is getting all the attention and care and it is expected of you to keep a straight face and a smile on, even when she is in the worst imaginable moods, shouting at you for everything, making completely unreasonable demands, and crying even before you know what you did.
And if you are still managing to take all that in your stride, we appreciate and love you for it.
The fact that women are going through a huge change at this stage is a well-known and well-celebrated fact. But the fact that their male partners are going through equally stressful times is almost always
forgotten. Call it partiality or what you may, but the thing is, it is not going to change anytime soon. So the best way you have to deal with the situation for the next 09 months is to get a little hands-on on what are the problem areas and how you can best deal with it.
The main points that you need to keep in mind are:
Reacting to the pregnancy
Reading will help
Sign up for Lamaze
Take care, look after her
Don’t go off to sleep the moment you get a chance
Talk to her
Be on the lookout for signs of depression
Tell her she looks good
Reaffirm your love in her and tell her why you love her
Be excited about the baby who is about to arrive
Be a little attentive
Understand the changes she is going through
Don’t make too much fuss about house-work and help as much as you can
Accompany her to the doctor visits
Know her fears and feelings
These are some of the most common points that women say their husbands don’t understand. Pregnancy is a big thing and it is not the woman’s responsibility alone of handling and dealing with the added emotions that come with it. Of course the woman is biologically chosen to be the one, but you can do your bit too by being at her side through all the ups and downs she will face during these different 09 months of her life. And trust me, she will always love you more for it.