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Seven top ways to take care of your pregnant wife! Understand her!

Updated on January 6, 2014

‘‘Think of stretch marks as pregnancy service stripes.’’- Joyce Armor

The happiest period of your married life is when your wife is expecting your baby. You want to make her feel loved and cared by you. But you are confused when your wife has mood swings and you are also bewildered at her odd behavior.

Pregnancy brings in many hormonal changes within her and this makes her sway from one extreme mood to the other rapidly. She is very moody one day and in a terrible fighting mood another day. You should not get flustered and start an argument with her. You should realize that she also has many doubts and fears about the pain involved during her delivery time.

1. Help her in household chores

You should help her in household chores voluntarily so that she feels your care. She is tired and fatigued as she has to bear the weight of her baby which makes her lethargic and sluggish. You can also help her by buying grocery items for the family which goes a long way in reducing her work load.

2. Listen to her inner fears

She is naturally very terrified by the pain involved and she wants to talk it out with you. You should not think she is making a great deal of fuss about it. If you do not listen to her, she feels you do not care for her and this makes her drown in self pity and loneliness. Your actions must always convey the message that you are there for her.

3. Accompany her to the doctor

Do not make her go to the doctor all by herself as she feels uncared and unloved when you ignore this natural wish she has. You should be completely involved in her prenatal care. She feels immense happiness when you ask the doctor about the growth of the baby and also about her health.

4. Surprise her with gifts

You should take her out for shopping and be indulgent to buy gifts for her. When you buy her gifts it sends out the message that you love her and when you buy things for the baby it makes her feel that you will be a wonderful father. Do you think only gifts will make her feel happy and loved? When you cook her favorite food it makes her feel emotionally inclined towards you.

5. Make yourself knowledgeable

You must update your knowledge about pregnancy and the physical impact it has in your wife so that you sympathize with her body pain and her mood swings. Spend time with her selecting a name for the baby and this gives you immense feeling of happiness as a proud parent. You should make yourself mentally geared up to greet the tender bundle of delight.

6. Regular visits to her parents’ home

She adores her parents and feels very comfortable when she is with them. You should take her to her family and make her spend sometime with them. A regular visit to her home gives her immense mental peace and contentment.

7. Plan a baby moon

A vacation can relax her immensely and it is also an emotional outing for you before the baby arrives. When she spends time away from work stress and other day to day tension she feels very relaxed.

It is your care she wants more than anything else during her pregnancy. She wants your caring words and close physical proximity to feel your love. When you eagerly await your baby, you must also look after your wife who is the reason behind your fatherhood.

© 2014 mathira


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      Denise W Anderson 4 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      One of the things that my husband did for me when I was carrying our children was to tell me how beautiful I was. It helped to assuage some of my feelings of discomfort at the way my body was changing to accommodate the pregnancy. He was very kind to me during this difficult time, and would often put his hand on my stomach and ask how the baby was. I felt special and loved, and this was very helpful to me.

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      mathira 4 years ago from chennai

      Ryem, thank you for the visit.

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      mathira 4 years ago from chennai

      Eddy, such positive comments wants me do better and better. Thank you!

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      mathira 4 years ago from chennai

      billy, I cannot thank you enough for your continued encouragement.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      So very interesting and useful mathira.

      Each and every one of your hubs are so interesting and here's to so many more for us both to share on here. have a great day mathira.


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      Ryem 4 years ago from Maryland

      These are great tips for helping keep a woman happy and comfortable during her pregnancy.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Excellent advice as always. Well done my friend.