If you’re the partner of a pregnant woman, the closer the two of you are the more you’ll be able to share the experience of pregnancy and birth. In early weeks your partner will feel very tired and sick, she might only want to rest or sleep. If she is feeling low cheer her up, talk to her and make her feel that she is not alone.
Understand the changes that are a normal part of pregnancy. Pregnancy causes many changes in a woman’s body. You may find that your partner is happy one minute and sad the next. These fast changes in feelings are called mood swings and are common during pregnancy.
Household work is something which cannot be neglected. Smell of cooking can make her off so it will be helpful that you cook or help her in cooking. Take care that partner eats well and start picking healthy food. Don’t let her carry anything heavy as carrying can put her strain on back. For more go though “Pregnancy- Do’s and don’ts”.
Go with your partner to the doctor if she’s worried, or be sure to talk it through when she gets home. Don’t smoke or drink in front of her nor offer her cigarettes or alcohol it can effect baby a lot. Encourage her to exercise and make a point that she is not stressed out. If you are still confused read “Tips to fight stress during pregnancy”
Help your partner keep a safe environment. Keep paint, paint thinner, solvents, pesticides and other environmental risks away from your partner. Make her feel happy and joy !
Help plan for the baby. Talk to your partner about what you both want for the baby. Decide where the baby will sleep, and make that part of your home colorful and welcoming for the baby. Go shopping for baby things and be prepared for baby’s birth.