Communication is a two-way street
Your partner may be the one carrying your child for nine months, but that doesn’t mean that she has to carry the weight of the pressure alone. Having a partner with you, knowing that you are not alone and that you have someone who has your back at all times is a reassuring feeling to anyone, most especially to pregnant women who may be feeling overwhelmed with the whole pregnancy process. While you can’t carry the baby for her, you can however be there for her, and let her know that you are, through every step of the way. One of the ways that you can help her out as her partner is by being her emotional support. Communication is key with any partnership, so it is important to be the shoulder that she can lean on when times are tough. Let her unburden you and provide the listening ear that she most needs throughout this moment in time. Feeling a bit romantic? Why not do something fun with her. Any thing as simple as a walk in the park, taking her out to her favorite restaurant, or watching a feel-good movie with her can brighten up her day. For more information on pregnancy support tips, let Northeast Doulas guide you.
Be up to date with the whole pregnancy process
One way that you can support your pregnant partner is by being there for her and with her during the whole pregnancy process. Some of the ways that you can do that is by accompanying her during her doctor’s appointments and taking note of the recommendations that her doctor will give her. You can also learn together with her by attending classes that she may enroll in. Something as simple as doing your research can also earn you plus points in her book. Know more about pregnancy support with the help of Northeast Doulas.
Can you be a dear and do this for me please?
Gestures from a partner don’t have to be so grand or cost a lot. Your partner may be stressed out already from the millions of things that she has to do, and worrying about the pregnancy may be taking its toll on her. Why not lighten her load so that she has one less thing to worry about? Something as simple as volunteering to do small tasks or chores around the house can easily be as sweet as giving her a bouquet of flowers. You can offer to do the laundry or pick up the groceries for her. Small gestures such as giving her a massage at the end of the day’s work, or cooking up something that you both can share as a treat is something that you can do to put a smile on her face. Northeast Doulas can provide you with pregnancy support information for dad’s out there who need help. Visit their website to learn more.
Ready for the road (to go the hospital)
Your child’s due date may be a couple of months away, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared for the big day as early as now. Get your bags packing with all the essentials that you might need so that you wouldn’t have to rush later on, and gasp! Forget something. Rushing to prepare can, more often, than not lead to this, so fill up your bag early on. While what your wife and child might need is being prepared, take the time as well to pack what you may need for the trip to the hospital. Clothes, gadgets, and a few surprise treats for your wife are some of the things that you may need while waiting to meet your child in person. Learn more about pregnancy support with Northeast Doulas. Check out their website for more information.
Prepare… to spread the news
Planning for the big day involves a lot of things, from packing the bags to telling everyone else that the baby has arrived and is ready to meet everyone else in the family. It is a whole process, and we are here for it. Roll your sleeves up, start get organized, and have a talk with your partner on the list of people that you may need to contact for any information that you may need to relay. To know more about pregnancy support tips, Northeast Doulas offers the support that you need for you and your partner. Learn more about the services that they offer by visiting their website.