Pregnancy can be a confusing experience for men, especially when their partners get pregnant for the first time. They are figuring out just as how women are figuring this phase out. But women often secretly wish that their partners knew a little more about pregnancy. There is a big part of a year that women and their partners get to know about this phase. Women go through a tumultuous change during this time and men should use this time to learn about the changes that their partners are going through to help them through the process. Women find it difficult during this time to go through all the changes and educate men during this process. That’s why women secretly wish men knew a few things about it. Here is a secret wish list that women have containing all the things they want men to know about pregnancy.
1. Complimenting Can Make It Easier
Pregnancy is the hardest thing a woman has to do in her life. Pregnancy changes the shape of a woman’s body and her hormones. So, this time can really be difficult in terms of seeing one’s body change in a matter of a few months. This is the time when men can become really helpful to their partners. Women would love it if their partners can compliment them during this phase. This would really help them to hold on to their sense of self knowing that their partners still find them attractive.
Size Of The Baby
When a woman is growing a baby inside of her, the experience can seem surreal. The idea of her ability to create a life inside of her and raising it till its born is fascinating. So, women feel very excited about the size of their growing fetus. They love to talk about it. And as a partner, you should at least try to be excited when she tells you about the current size of the fetus. Let her know that you share her excitement and she will love you for it forever.
Understand The Power Of Hormones
Men have heard this and even know about it, but they need to really understand it. When your partner is pregnant, her hormones are going off the roof. So, she will act a little cuckoo during this time and you must prepare yourself for that beforehand. If your partner starts to cry because you forgot to buy a loaf of bread, don’t dismiss her behavior as irrational but rather try to understand her.
4. Always Tired
Another thing that men should prepare for is that when their partners get pregnant, their lives and time-tables would change. She is growing a human inside of her. So, she will be tired all the time. She might start sleeping early and a lot. That’s normal for a pregnant human. So, don’t feel bad or make her feel bad if she asks you to buy a ticket for 6 p.m. movie show instead of a late night show that you prefer. She will really appreciate your sacrifices later.
Avoid Pointing Out The Size
A lot of men think it’s cute when they talk about how much they love their partners despite the size. That’s great but instead of saying that, just say you love her at that moment exactly how she is. Women don’t like to be reminded over and over again that they have lost their shape. They know it and they can see it. But if their partners keep pointing that out, they will lose it after a point. And you really don’t want that.
6. Exercise Caution While Touching Her Breasts
Women’s boobs can grow enormously big during this time. And it might seem fun, but it doesn’t always feel so for women. So, ask for permission before you proceed.
No Sex. Period.
Doctors recommend six months to refrain from sex after giving childbirth. But sometimes, women might want a little more time to recover. So, try to understand what she has gone through and respect her wishes.
Women love men who can empathize during this phase of their lives. So, be good to her during this time and reap benefits for the rest of your life.