Being around a woman when she’s pregnant can be tough, but not as tough as the situation she is in. Families need to understand what she’s going through and be supportive, loving and caring and she needs it the most at this point. At 9 months pregnant, she’s is at the most important and critical phase of her life, and needs to be taken care of, like never before. Keep in mind the following things if you have a pregnant wife or member at home:
Read books on pregnancy and babies
She’s 9 months pregnant. If you haven’t already read a few books on pregnancy and parenthood, then you are highly suggested to do so. This will make you understand her better. This is also a way of showing that you care for her.
- Accompany her to the doctor
Visiting the doctor with a pregnant lady is the best way of engaging with her in her journey. Not just to doctor’s appointments, accompany her everywhere! A pregnant woman needs care and social support the most. Being alone can induce stress, anxiety and also sadness. Socializing helps in staying happy. However, do allow her some alone time too.
- Reduce her stress
Give her massages, take her out for dinners, let her vent out her anxiety, fear and stress. Talk to her and listen to her problems, and seek solutions. Pregnancy is physically and emotionally demanding and requires a lot of strength in itself. Do the chores yourself and do not ever burden her with work or pressure.
- Help her get some sleep
Sleep can be very difficult to get when you’re 9 months pregnant. Make sure there are no noises in the house and that she is completely stress free throughout the day so that she can get sound sleep at night. Massages relax your body and help induce sleep too.
- Be patient
At 9 months pregnant, she is physically, mentally and psychologically going to go through a roller coaster ride, so make sure that you’re always patient with her and remind her that you’re always going to be there for her.
- Help her through her mood swings and sickness
Make sure that she is getting the correct professional help at all times, for both physical and psychological conditions. She needs to be at her best, both physically and mentally, to deliver a healthy baby. Remind her to take medicines, take care of her diet and keep her in a happy space, always.
Remember! She’s 9 months pregnant and is very close to bringing a new member to your family! Treat her like a queen and make sure that this is the happiest phase of her life since she’s about to give you happiness of lifetime in a few weeks! Good luck!