Providing Emotional Support to a Pregnant Wife

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Providing Emotional Support to a Pregnant Wife

During pregnancy, the mother has to endure the physical aspects like morning sickness on her own. The best way a husband can help his pregnant wife is by providing emotional support, which will help her to get through the entire process confidently.

Here are a few tips to help a husband provide emotional support to his pregnant wife:
  1. A husband tends to take a backseat when it comes to learning about pregnancy. As a result the expectant mother feels alienated. It is important for husband and wife to learn the pregnancy stuff together by going through books and parenting websites.
  2. Respect plays a major role in providing emotional support. A husband needs to respect the fact that his pregnant wife is going through a large degree of physical and emotional change.
  3. Mood swings are quite common during pregnancy. A husband needs to comfort and reassure his pregnant wife through open communication.
  4. Pregnancy tends to tire out women and one of the best ways for a husband to support his pregnant wife is by doing chores around the house.
  5. “Nesting” is an important stage that pregnant women go through. During this stage women tend to prepare their ‘nests’ by picking out nursery furniture and shopping for baby stuff. During this period a husband can support his pregnant wife by helping her to shop and build the nursery appropriately.
  6. Many women go through a lot of stress due to improper financial decisions. There are innumerable expenses that would-be parents need to take into account before the baby is born. It is wise for a husband to have a financial plan in place that revolves around the baby’s medical, educational, and other expenses to put his pregnant wife at ease.
  7. Many women do not feel sexually attractive and need validation from their husbands. In most cases sexual activity may be healthy but having intimate moments can also be a great emotional support


Illustration from Clyde Mendes column at  MetroSexual LA


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