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Relationships During Pregnancy

Becoming pregnant, whether it is planned or unplanned, can be a great challenge in any relationship.

Feelings of both joy and excitement, are matched by the fear of your unknown circumstances; as well as questioning if you’ll make good parents, and if you'll have the ability to deal with this life change. You may even wonder if both you and your spouse will wish to be together forever, as you raise this new life which was created by you.

These feelings are totally understandable. And for women, these feelings can be further intensified by the rollercoaster ride of hormones when they are pregnant. Until the baby arrives, your partner may well feel awkward or superfluous; not sure of how he can contribute. However, it's worth considering the following tips:

Be open with each other

Honesty is very important in the relationship. It seems like a cliché, but you'd be amazed how easy it is to hold-in how you are feeling, and hold back fears from your partner: ‘Silly’ worries may occupy your brain, but seem too unimportant to be voiced. But often they swiftly become big worries, when you could have already bounced them around in discussion together with your partner.

If this seems difficult; discussing issues with a friend before you talk to your spouse, can be helpful for putting what you're feeling into words, before you have a big conversation with your partner.

Have the 'big' discussions

Before trying for a baby, or as soon as you both sit together to discuss your pregnancy, make sure that you go over pros and cons. Don’t be fatalistic that you are going to get depressed, sick or something else negative during the pregnancy; but discuss possibilities of what issues may happen, and how you might overcome these together.

Doing this before any real issues arise, may help to put troubles into perspective, and make them more manageable, in the event that they do occur.

Look for positive role models

Try to find good role models among your network: It could be a colleague who seems relatively sane while planning their fourth child; a close friend; your parents, or a sibling.

Find out how every one of them made things work. Be realistic that life isn’t always straightforward, but that challenges will help to make life all the more interesting!

Go easy on yourself, and your partner

Cut yourself some slack. Women who are pregnant can be more aware, in terms of the changes with their hormones and their bodies. Don’t feel that this is something that is a bad thing, it’s actually just a sign that your body is adjusting to the amazing being growing inside you. But also be aware that hormones can send you a bit haywire at times!

To stay sane; breathe, find home remedies that are helpful to you, use massages to relax, and take light exercise that you enjoy. Eat good food and take the time to nurture yourself.

Make sure you also spend time with your partner; both planning for the future, and cherishing the moment, and all those reasons you were together in the first place. The more you can work as a team, the easier it will be.

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Orla O'Connor
Hi

I called into Super Valu to collect my free Baby pack but they didn't have any & said there was a dispute on about them. can you please let me know if this is the case??

Kind regards
Orla
06/07/2017 12:54:42

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