What can your husband do to support you during your pregnancy?

You might be the one who's pregnant, but your husband also has a lot of work to do to take care of you and your unborn child!

Your pregnancy isn't all about you. Your husband also plays a very important role in both taking care of you and your unborn child as well as supporting you every step of the way.

Here are just a few things to expect from your husband during your pregnancy!

1. Be more understanding


In most cases, you'll be faced with numerous mood swings during your pregnancy. It's just a natural part of being pregnant, since your body is changing and you'll be going through a lot of emotional changes and mood swings.

That's why during this time, your husband really has to be understanding in trying to handle your constantly changing mood.

2. Be there for her


Aside from emotional and hormonal changes, you'll also go through a ton of physical changes during your pregnancy. You'll sometimes feel unattractive and you might also feel insecure about your body.

In cases like these, your husband should always be there to reassure you that you are the most beautiful woman in the world, and that no matter what happens, you'll always be the one he loves the most.

3. Be more encouraging


Due to the mood swings during pregnancy, there are some days that you'll feel like not really doing much of anything. Sometimes you'll feel lethargic, and really uninterested in doing much of anything.

During these times, your husband has to be there to encourage you and help you feel more confident and excited about your future together with your super cute baby!

4. Be supportive


During your pregnancy, you'll have to go to a lot of check-ups as well as consultations with your doctor so that they can closely monitor both your health as well as your baby's health to ensure that the pregnancy is going through as planned.

Your husband should be there with you every step of the way not only to show that he supports you, but it's also important for him to know more about what's happening to your body and the changes that your body is currently going through.

5. Be patient


There are times when you'll quickly get mad at your husband for little things, or you'll become too emotional during your pregnancy. During these instances, your husband really has to extend his patience since he needs to help calm you down and reassure you that everything will be alright.

6. Practice empathy


Of course, your husband really won't know how it feels to be pregnant and go through the emotional rollercoaster as well as the physical changes that happen during pregnancy.

Which is why it's important for them to practice empathy so that even if they're not the ones going through the pregnancy, they'll have an idea of exactly how you're feeling and what they can do to help make your pregnancy a wonderful experience.

Source: tinystep.inwhattoexpect.comartofmanliness.com

READ: 7 Things good husbands do for their wives

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