Hello ladies and gentlemen I hope you had a great beginning of the year. As we mentioned last month this year is our year of new beginnings. We are going to do all we can to start afresh. This month is the month of love, with valentine coming on February 14th.
but whether you have a lover or not I want you to know that the love of God never fails. He loves you so much. My name is Sandrine Bilong, I am the author of Extravagant Grace: How I gave birth four times without pain. Today I want to share 5 important tips dads can use when their wives are pregnant and in their first trimester.
Women are lucky in the sense that when they get pregnant they can have some of the early symptoms of pregnancy even before missing their period. Women can notice Sore or sensitive breasts due to the rising of progesterone. Fatigue is common due to hormonal changes. Nausea and morning sickness which can be bad for some women is also common. Sometimes women notice a change or increase in vaginal discharge and frequent urination. During the first trimester, women start feeling changes inside and outside of their body and this goes on until she gives birth. On the other hand, men or dads have no clue unless their wives share what they are experiencing with them. Men can only rely on the external changes they see or the changes their wives share with them.
Today I want to share
5 important tips for dads.
Dads these tips are going to help her feel better during the First trimester of her pregnancy
The First trimester, it’s the beginning of pregnancy. If it’s their first baby it can be tougher. If it is the second or third baby, dad you might be lucky. But, don’t quote me. Every pregnancy is like a brand new one. Here are five tips to help her feel better
1- Treat every pregnancy like a brand new one. Don’t assume because it’s the 2nd or third she knows better.
2- Help her feel better:
Your wife is likely to be exhausted most of the time and may not feel well.
Run out to get her medicine, make her tea, get her some ice cream…. Clean the house, do the dishes …
3- Give her space if she is uncomfortable:
some women feel bad when they are sick
4- Show her that you are compassionate: Let her know it’s OK if she throws up in front of you.
Your wife may start craving weird food. I was eating pretzels and almonds all day. During winter I wanted to smell and eat the snow. I was chewing on ice.
If your wife starts feeling that way,
5- Don’t ask what’s for dinner.
Cook your food, and offer if she would want some to eat.
Dad if you start Showing interest when you get a positive pregnancy test, if you are involved throughout the pregnancy you will be a specialist by the time she gives birth in 9 months.
Ladies don’t forget to share these tips with your husbands remember the Grace of God is available to all vessels. Stay tuned for another set of tips next month.