3 Things To Support Your Partner During Pregnancy
For decades, the question of whether having a baby causes substantial declines in the average couple’s relationship has been debated among marital and family literature. It is difficult to overstate the importance of this question.
But MEN, you don’t have to endure 9 months of crazy emotions and worry about letting your relationship deteriorate just because your partner is pregnant. There is a better way and you CAN take control of supporting your partner. Here are the 3 things you can start from day 1 to support your partner during the pregnancy journey.
Pregnancy for sure will bring about big changes to your relationship, especially if this is your first baby. We know that it’s quite common for couples to have arguments every now and then during pregnancy.
By giving out more understanding to your partner helps her calm and ease her mind. Listen to how she feels about being pregnant, both the positives and negatives. Discuss with her about big things like hopes and dreams for your family and what rituals and traditions are important, also small stuff like how to share household tasks. A very simple trick is to start from day 1 building up the understanding by journaling with her to gain more awareness.
Pregnancy is such a special journey for both parents and the baby. Every pregnancy journey is unique. It is totally worth creating unforgettable memories to cherish as parents-to-be and worth keeping many magical stories to share with your baby(ies) in the years to come. You can create memories with your partner by making a photo album recording all the special moments.
Feeling unsupported is one of the major factors causing pregnancy stress or depression. Things turn even worse when your partner starts to become stressed or depressed. So why not start connecting with her by spending more time together to prevent this from happening?
These 3 simple things - create understanding, create memories, and stay connected - give you a good hint of how to support your partner during pregnancy, not only to keep a good relationship but also to grow together as parents-to-be. And we included all of that for you in “Our Pregnancy, A Mindful Journal for Couples”, a guided journal especially designed for pregnant couples.