Just like pregnancy, there’s a list of dos and don’ts on how to treat a pregnant lady as well. I have seen pregnant women being treated in weird ways like she is almost a freak. But then, I have also seen people showing too much care and affection towards them. And when I say too much, it is TOO MUCH! It almost makes them feel like they are handicapped, and not pregnant. And of course, I cannot blame people because most of the time they don’t even realize how it affects a pregnant lady. But nonetheless, it’s time that people knew how to treat a pregnant lady.
How To Treat A Pregnant Lady: Tips For The Husband/Partner
If you are the soon-to-be father, there are many things that you can do to make the mom-to-be feel better. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Roll With The Punches:
Your lady is pumped up with hormones – always remind yourself that. Chances are that during those 9 months, she is going to be an emotional mess. If you find her being angry or crying for no reason at all, don’t dare ask what’s wrong with her. Be supportive, and ask her how can you help, or if she needs anything.
Ice Cream Or Sour Cream – Get Her What She Wants:
Stock up your fridge with things she craves for. And don’t ever question her on why she is eating something. Let her drink or eat in peace unless it’s alcohol or too much of coffee. Pregnant women get strange cravings and it is your duty as her partner to get her what she wants. She is carrying your baby and her body is going through a lot physically as well as emotionally. The least you can do is feed her to her heart’s content. So, unless you are her doctor, don’t ever question her on what she puts in her mouth.
Be The Most Loving And Caring:
You know nothing about pregnancy or morning sickness or the emotional wreck they become. It can be difficult for you to understand what she is going through. And to be frank, there are times where you will be damned if you do and damned if you don’t. But regardless of everything else, the one thing you can do is give her all the love and care that she deserves. But also make sure to give her space if the lady asks for it. You have to let her call the shots.
How To Treat A Pregnant Lady: Tips For Everyone
And by everyone, I mean friends, relatives and the stranger in the park too.
I don’t know what it is, but people have a tendency to comment on a pregnant woman’s body. Maybe it’s their idea of small talk, or they have no idea how it affects a pregnant woman. Whatever the reason may be, people don’t realize how insensitive a question or a comment can be. But for those who don’t know, let me make a few things clear:
- You don’t need to tell them how big or small they look. They probably know how they looked before leaving their house. And chances are that they might not have been too happy about it. They might have had an even harder time picking out an outfit that doesn’t make them look like a giant balloon.
- Refrain from sharing horrific stories about the labor day. We empathize with you if you had hard labor. But telling a pregnant lady how tough or excruciatingly painful childbirth can be is of no help. She doesn’t need that kind of paranoia right now as she already has a lot on her plate to think about.
- Be kind and reassuring. That is the best thing that you can do. Compliment her on her outfit or tell her how radiant she looks. If she is worried about something, assure her that things will get better. You can also offer to bring over a meal after she comes back from the hospital post childbirth.
Pregnancy is tough as it is. Adding to it by treating a pregnant lady the wrong way is the last thing she needs. Did you find this article helpful? Do let us know in the comment section below.