Women are omnipresent, and ladies, we experience a big change when we are pregnant. But we must not forget the future dads who play an essential role in our lives and that of our future child, and if they do not live quite the same experience as you, they are all the same victims of our mood swings! This article is therefore for you future dads, you who live daily with a pregnant woman! I will give you some tips to make your daily life easier and avoid a few missteps that could quickly turn into drama, and all this in just 5 points.
1. ADOPT AN IRON STRATEGY FOR FIRST-TRIMESTER MOOD SWINGS
Women are unequal when it comes to their pregnancy, know that some can go through the first months of their pregnancy very well, but in general no one is immune to mood swings. If that’s any reassurance, there are centuries of stories where future dads had to survive it all and they didn’t die! During this period of change, you will have to pay attention to your wife’s reactions, if she is emotional you can turn into a professional joker to make her smile again, or console her while waiting for it to pass. On the other hand, if her nerves are on edge, opt instead for the strategy of anticipation: spare her, do as much as possible at home, and take care of her. I grant you, we do not always know on which foot to dance with a pregnant woman, suddenly she is laughing, suddenly she cries and the one after she yells at you. Take your trouble patiently, the game is worth the candle!
2. LEARN TO ALWAYS GIVE HIM THE LAST PIECE OF CAKE
A golden rule that every future dad must know: never underestimate the cravings of the pregnant woman! I see you coming with your strawberries, but here I have real cravings: Mcdo, pasta, hamburger! Your fat eater ego will take a hit, because yes if there is only a handful of fries left in the bowl, and even if you are dying to eat them, you will have to ask your dear and tender if she wants them and it is very likely that they are! But look at it on the bright side, at least you will gain less weight with the famous brood from father. Well, I admit that giving up fries when your partner suffers from nausea is not joy but each battle has its share of sacrifices! Hold on until childbirth, because she will inevitably leave you the last of the cake in turn to find the line.
3. DON’T RELY TOO MUCH ON A GREAT SEX LIFE FOR THE MONTHS TO COME.
To simply answer the “why” that must emerge in your head, I refer you to tip number 1, except that this is not just the first trimester, but the entire pregnancy. As with mood swings, the pregnant woman has fleeting desires, sometimes reduced to nothing, sometimes at their peak, you can take it out on hormones if you are looking for a culprit! And that won’t get better over the months, between the weight gain, the growing belly, the increased sensitivity, and all the other ailments of pregnancy. As much to say to you that your sex life is not going to be good, but especially to avoid the remarks or to make the forcing, it will not work! Try to put yourself in his shoes and understand, having a balloon as a belly is not easy.
4. NEVER MISS AN IMPORTANT DATE (UNLESS YOU HAVE A GREAT EXCUSE)
Medical appointments are essential for your wife and your future child, in general, there are three: around three months, five-six months, and finally around eight months. In short, one per trimester, which is largely doable! If you miss one for no good reason (like a life or death issue) it is very likely that she will take it badly and that you pass for a future dad without a heart who does not care about his future child (I get fat a bit like the thing but the idea is the same). Also, to both discover the joys of future parents facing their little fetus, these are rare moments in a lifetime! It would even be ideal for you to write down medical appointments so as not to forget them and to show your partner that you are a great future dad.
5. BE PRESENT AND PAMPER HER
And even more during the last months, which are the longest and most difficult for a pregnant woman. She is off work suddenly, she spends her days at home, and if she is in her last month, her movements are reduced, she has to be careful and wait! And that it is long to wait for the birth of a child, especially when the latter is desired. Spend time with her so that she doesn’t feel too lonely, if you can take care of her that wouldn’t be bad too, even if it means being on duty to do her manicure on her feet. Find her hobbies or activities that don’t require too much effort, and get ready to go to motherhood, the best is yet to come!A pregnant woman should be taken with a grain of salt! But each woman is different, maybe you will have the chance to have a woman living her pregnancy to the fullest, without mood swings, without cravings, and without loss of desire. I am not sure that it exists! But aside from all of that, the two of you are going to experience moments of intense happiness, and soon all three of them, nine months of hardship is worth many years of family happiness, don’t you think?And you, what would be your advice for future dads? We are always takers with good ideas to make our life easier.