18 BRILLIANT WAYS TO CARE FOR YOUR PREGNANT WIFE OR PARTNER
Pregnancy is, for many women, one of the most emotionally wrought and physically challenging experiences in life. Whether it’s her first or her fourth, the best thing you can do for your pregnant partner is show a little extra compassion during these 40ish weeks.
We’re offering 18 ideas here – all of which we’re confident would be appreciated – but the best thing for you to do is find the expressions of care that feel most genuine to you. Think about your partner as a person; her likes, dislikes, obsessions, and quirks. Many of those will follow her into pregnancy and then well into motherhood.
Showing that you understand and love her will help your partner feel cared for as she wades (or waddles) into the sometimes tumultuous waters of pregnancy.
HEALING THROUGH INFERTILITY AND MISCARRIAGE
Every story has a happy ending but not every ending is the same.
I hadn’t struggled getting pregnant, we had just waited for what felt like the right time to try again. We were thrilled. We had a happy accident with our first pregnancy, meaning we weren’t really ready to be pregnant, but happy to have our baby. This time around, we wanted to be pregnant, we wanted this baby. I could barely contain my excitement.
If you haven’t guessed from the title of the post, and that preface, yes, I miscarried. I was heartbroken. I was already planning names, counting down to the gender ultrasound. I miscarried at 9 weeks. It was a very difficult time, right around the holidays. My doctor told me that about one in four pregnancies end with a miscarriage. I couldn’t believe the numbers were so high. Then I had friends who started to tell me about their experiences. It is a fairly common occurrence. And in most cases, it is heartbreaking for the mom. Dads may feel heartache as well, my husband had wanted the baby as much as me. It’s just different for women.
HOW TO HELP WHEN YOUR WIFE HAS A MISCARRIAGE
Having a miscarriage is one of the most painful events a woman can experience. There are no words to describe the hurt, anger and disappointment. If your wife has had a miscarriage, there are several things you can do to help her.
It was a dark, cloudy morning. My father carried the little wooden box in his hands. My siblings and I followed him ominously. Once he found the perfect spot he proceeded to bury my stillborn brother.
My mom was four months pregnant when she had the miscarriage. Despite my young age, I noticed and appreciated how my dad helped her go through that painful period in her life. He was there, physically and emotionally, for her and for each of us. Who knew that years later, it would be me who would be crying over the death of my own stillborn baby.
6 SYMPTOMS THAT OCCUR DURING YOUR MOST FERTILE PERIOD
Stael Ferreira Pedrosa
Do you dream of having a child? Or are you avoiding pregnancy, but not using birth control? Here’s the knowledge you need.
A BABY DIES IN THE DELIVERY ROOM, TEN MONTHS LATER THE SAME DOCTOR BREAKS DOWN CRYING WHEN HE WITNESSES A MIRACLE
Fernanda Gonzalez Casafus
The story behind this picture tugs on thousands of heartstrings.
A hug expresses feelings that can’t be said out loud. This photo of a hug between a doctor and new dad went viral because of the message of hope that came with it.
This photo was taken by Sarah Ledford, a maternity photographer. It was captured after the doctor brought a baby into the world. The picture on the right is an embrace of relief, happiness and excitement, while the one on the left is filled with sadness. Just ten months before the photo on the right was taken, the couple in the photo on the left had lost their baby in the delivery room.
7 THINGS MOMS WISH THEY KNEW BEFORE THEY GOT PREGNANT
Being a mom is the hardest job on earth, so that means there are some things you might want to start preparing for now.
Becoming a mother is one of the most wonderful things that can happen to a woman, but it can also be a scary, unnerving and overwhelming thing.
Even if you have a child or you feel prepared to be a mother, there may be some things you wished you’d known before that adorable, squirming bundle of joy is placed in your arms.
Here are a few of the things most moms wish they knew before getting pregnant, and if you are on your way to becoming a mother, you will want to know as well.
THE 11 EARLIEST (AND LESS KNOWN) SYMPTOMS THAT SHOW YOU ARE PREGNANT
The absence of a period is, obviously, one of the most known and common symptoms predicting a possible pregnancy, however, you can have your period and still be pregnant.
Having a child was one of my dreams, and I could not conceive until I used invitro fertilization. On the way to fulfilling my dream of being a mother, I learned there are signs that confirm a pregnancy, which almost no woman knows.
Keep reading and discover the signs that indicate a wonderful little human is growing in you:
10 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING PREGNANT
These healthy habits may increase your chances of conceiving.
Experts admit that it is still a mystery why some women can get pregnant very easily, while some can spend years trying with no success. Every situation is so different, that there doesn’t seem to be one answer. However, scientists and doctors have discovered that certain lifestyle adjustments may increase your chances of conceiving a baby.
Take a look at these findings and discuss them with your spouse and doctor.
If you and your spouse are struggling to get pregnant, give some of these daily habits a try.
1. Cut the soda
According to a study co-written by Lauren Wise, Sc.D, fertility rate is 16 percent lower in women who drink two or more servings of any type of soda a day.
2. Go to bed early
A survey indicated that women who regularly get seven to eight hours of sleep per night observed better results when undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. It seems a little extra sleep can go a long way.
3. Brush your teeth
Taking good care of your teeth can have more benefits than just a clean mouth. A 2011 Australian study has shown that gum disease may add two months to the time it takes to conceive. If you and your spouse have decided that it is time to start a family, visit your dentist and have a cleaning and assessment done.