“Pregnancy makes a wife stop being a wife, she was so kind to me when we first got married…” If you have a wife who is pregnant, you may think like this. Even if you already knew that pregnancy changes a woman’s hormonal balance…or something like that, you may get shocked.
When the time comes, no matter how prepared you are, it is always confusing and difficult. Of course, it is the wife who is fighting the hardest and most difficult situation, but it is also hard for you to support her.
Here are some of the things that an expectant man should definitely be aware of in order to keep his marriage happy.
- The key to a happy married life is to be aware of the fact that you are not just a husband, but the husband of an expectant mother.
- Pregnant women’s husbands should be aware of the odor
- Frequent communication is the key to a happy marriage.
- Try to do all the housework! On weekends, go out together once in a while.
- Pregnancy checkups should be done together as much as possible to keep an eye out for any changes in the wife and baby!
The key to a happy married life is to be aware of the fact that you are not just a husband, but the husband of an expectant mother.
We think this is the first and foremost tip. Your wife is the one who is actually expecting a child, not you.
However, as you probably know without being told, the baby in her is also your child. Surprisingly, there are a surprising number of husbands who are not aware of this.
There are some men who go out drinking every night while their wives are pregnant, or who just sleep at home when they give birth. The cracks in the marriage during pregnancy are almost always the fault of the husband’s side.
Your wife’s pregnancy is also the husband’s pregnancy. It is important to be aware of this. In the fierce and life-threatening moment of childbirth, there is nothing men can do.
At best, you can pray that the baby will be born safely, or you can feel the pain of your helplessness when you witness the birth.
If this is the case, then you need to think about what you can do for your wife during pregnancy and what you can do for the child to be born. If you don’t have this sense of ownership, it’s impossible to have a happy marriage even during pregnancy.
Pregnant women’s husbands should be aware of the odor
If you are a husband of a pregnant woman, one of the things you need to pay attention to is the smell. In your wife’s belly, there is someone other than yourself. Therefore, the hormonal balance in the body is undergoing dramatic changes.
The most obvious change will be in the way she smells. She will start to dislike smells that she used to be fine with or even liked.
For some pregnant women, the smell of cooking rice, cigarettes, and alcohol can make morning sickness worse, while for others, the smell of hairdressing or the refrigerator can be worse.
Then there is body odor (age-related odor), which men should be most careful about.
It seems that women sometimes like men because they like the way they smell, so maybe she used to like it, but suddenly she doesn’t accept your body smell anymore. It’s not that she doesn’t like you anymore, it’s just that her constitution has changed due to pregnancy. Please be aware of this.
Frequent communication is the key to a happy marriage.
This is the same before and after marriage, but during pregnancy, it is especially important to contact your wife frequently.
This is especially important during the birth of your first child. Just like you, this is the first time in your wife’s life. The first experience is a mixture of excitement and fun, but most of the time it is anxiety.
Your wife is anxious and worried. Many wives take time off from work to stay at home during the morning sickness, so if she is left alone, her anxiety will be even greater.
When you go to work in the morning, when you arrive at the office, during your lunch break at the office, during a short break, when you leave the office, on the train home, or when you arrive at the nearest station, call your wife often and pay attention to her health.
Your wife trusts you, and you are her husband. You are the one she relies on. If you contact her as often as possible in a day, she will feel a little more secure in the knowledge that you are concerned about her.
Mental stability during pregnancy is also an important factor for a happy marriage. It may be difficult during the busy work period, but don’t neglect your wife or feel bothered by her, and call her often, even if it’s just a short message.
Try to do all the housework! On weekends, go out together once in a while.
Naturally, a pregnant woman cannot move around freely. The small step can feel like a hard step that makes her feel taller than she is. You can’t leave all the housework to her, can you?
This depends on the individual, but it is better for the husband to be ready to do all the housework during (and after) pregnancy. At the very least, he should do his own things.
Pregnant women also need to exercise moderately, but not for housework. If you neglect this, your wife will be stressed out and you will be putting unnecessary strain on her. Laundry, cleaning, and cooking (even if it’s simple) are three things that should be kept to a minimum.
When she has a bad morning, she can often only eat things like porridge, so even you can easily make them. And on days off, go out together. Even though she can’t move her body freely, it’s stressful for her to be in the house all the time and she needs a change of scenery. You don’t have to go far, just take a walk around the neighborhood.
Of course, if she has any requests or places she wants to go, you can accommodate them. When you go out, please pay attention to your walking speed, your wife’s luggage, and any changes in her physical condition.
Pregnancy checkups should be done together as much as possible to keep an eye out for any changes in the wife and baby!
Even if you can’t go to every checkup, try to go to every checkup together. If you can’t make it, talk to your wife about the checkup and read through the maternal and child health handbook.
You never know what will happen during the period between pregnancy and delivery. Your wife may suddenly pass out and lose consciousness, or experience irregular bleeding.
We don’t mean to make you anxious, but there will always be problems. You are the only one who can be counted on.
How many weeks to delivery, how big is your child, how much does your wife weigh, and how has her diet changed recently? If you know these things, you will be able to deal with problems calmly.
It is important to be aware of any changes in your wife.
We have introduced some of the things you should be aware of during your wife’s pregnancy.
No matter how much preparation you do, problems may inevitably occur. Nevertheless, we hope that you will be a reliable husband who supports your wife for a happy maternity life so that she can spend her pregnancy in harmony.
I hope that this will be of use to you to help you have a happy marriage.