Maintaining a relationship while pregnant...any tips?


krj387
on Oct 27, 2014 @ 03:48 pm

I recently found out that I am expecting my second child. The father of my first born wasn't in the picture after the first month of my last pregnancy. My bf keeps asking what he needs to do, but I have no more idea than he does... Any help on how to manage a relationship while dealing with the lovely side effects that pregnancy can sometimes cause??
 


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Tatdewar
Ideas on Oct 27, 2014 @ 08:54 pm

Make sure you have a good support system of friends and family. Start doing prenatal yoga or exercises to orepare your body and calm your mind. Get on a good clean eating diet. De-stress to avoid pregnancy mood swings. You'll do great!
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Onimiki
Get him a book on what the man's role during pregnancy is... on Nov 04, 2014 @ 01:27 pm

Or he can google articles like this one.. http://www.artofmanliness.com/2011/03/13/pregnant-wife/ which may help him through this and get him to quit bugging you... you're very lucky that he wants to be so involved :) And hey if you can't think of how he can help you, just give him little tasks to do (like cleaning or rubbing your feet) he'll feel useful and you'll get pampered...Enjoy it :)
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JMW92
work together. on Nov 06, 2014 @ 06:02 am

Just don't forget to focus on your relationship! Use any extra time you have to go on dates or spend some time together before the baby is here. Talk to him about the pregnancy, and how you're feeling so he can support you and you can connect over it.
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caitiecat
try not to murder him on Nov 09, 2014 @ 03:45 am

and maybe go out to eat cus u can eat anything u want cus ur eating for 2 have a picnic n watch movies just u 2 .
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glumbumble
34 weeks pregnant myself on Nov 13, 2014 @ 01:12 pm

I absolutely love Onimiki's article that she recommends, that would be awesome for your boyfriend to read.

My husband is less of a reader and more about doing what I ask of him. I never had to ask him though to go to any of my appointments with me, he just does so automatically. He has said sometimes he feels like it's awkward (depending on which midwife is there), but he always wants to be there for me and with me.

If you're still working full time and he is too, I recommend asking for more help around the house with chores if right now it's more of a one sided thing. Let him know that once the baby is born, you're going to have to split the chores a little more evenly or at least take turns.

If you ever find yourself struggling with something, ask for help. It sounds like your boyfriend really does want to help, and that's a great thing. My husband flips out whenever I try to lift something that I think I'm capable of lifting, but he thinks is too heavy for me. I just shrug and smile and let him do it with a thanks. Even if I know it's too much for him (he has cerebral palsy, so before the pregnancy I always did the heavy lifting), I'm certainly not going to tell him not to because that would just make him feel insecure.
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