like a few pregnancy hormones to ruin a perfectly good relationship. OK, ruin
is an overstatement, but the husband or partner of a pregnant women walks a
very fine line when interacting her. Especially at night after a long day of
work, child-rearing and life-wrangling.
I’ve come up with a list of 5 things every pregnant woman wants their husband
or partner to do. Feel free to add your top ones in the comment section, or
print this out and give it to someone you love.
1. Take out the
trash. No, it’s not a guy/girl thing, it’s a SMELL thing. Pregnant women don’t
like nasty smells. Nothing smells nastier than the trash. And don’t wait to
take it out until it’s been stuffed down five times and is literally bursting
at the seams. Take it out now.
2. Make dinner often to assist her. See, I’m not even saying all the time, or even most of the time,
just more often. Truth is, a lot of time cooking sucks when you’re pregnant. I
don’t know why, but after you immerse yourself in the scent of dinner for 45
minutes, it often becomes completely unappetizing to eat. This happens a lot
less often when someone else is doing the cooking.
3. Ask before
you eat. Whether it’s the last garri, the last piece of chocolate, the last
scoop of ice cream, the last meat in the pot, DO NOT eat it until you have asked–in a
voice loud enough to be heard–if that is OK.
many reasons to feel sexy and special as a pregnant woman, there are many
things about being pregnant that can really bring a woman down. The more nice
little things you do, the more those unsexy pregnant thoughts will recede into
5. Give her a
foot massage. If my husband were to give me a foot massage every night, I just
might–might–forgive him for impregnating me in the first place (just kidding!).
But seriously, the extra pregnancy weight does horrible things to one’s feet
and even a five-minute foot massage does wonders.
What simple things could your partner do for you to make being pregnant a
little more bearable?