There’s no doubt that pregnancy is the most beautiful period in a woman’s life. However, many women don’t feel beautiful and sexy while pregnant. You don’t need to feel like a helpless observer during your wife’s pregnancy because you can do a lot to make this experience a positive one for the both of you.
You may not be able to take away her annoying pregnancy symptoms like nausea, fatigue or mood swings, but you can certainly make her feel good about herself. Her emotional well-being directly affects your baby’s psychological and neurological development, so it is essential to make her feel happy during this life-changing time. Studies have shown that pregnant women who are happy are more likely to deliver a healthy baby.
But, how to make a pregnant woman feel better? You have to make that extra effort and provide a comfortable environment so that pregnancy and birth can be easier for both of you. Here are a few effective ways to make her feel beautiful and happy during pregnancy!
Tell her she’s beautiful
Those words, “Sweetheart, you look beautiful,” are music to every woman’s ears. Thanks to all those side effects of pregnancy like swollen feet, tender breasts, stretch marks and varicose veins, your wife may not be feeling her best during pregnancy. Pregnant women often feel bloated and just don’t feel beautiful, even though their partners still think they are. Your pregnant wife needs constant reassurance, so make sure to tell her how beautiful she is. Start your day with a compliment and reassure her that you love her more than ever and she will instantly feel better.
Take her shopping
Your wife needs to feel like she is worth the money it costs to buy maternity clothes. However, she also needs attention and a boost of self-worth, so when you take her shopping try not to suggest clothes. Tell her honestly just how beautiful she looks in the pieces she has chosen. Helping your wife feel sexy during pregnancy is important, so be there to support and remind her just how gorgeous she is with that growing belly.
Cook for her
Pregnant women are constantly hungry, so if you can make a good healthy meal for her every day, you will be doing her a great favor. Pregnant women deal with some annoying pregnancy symptoms like nausea, fatigue or aversion to certain foods, so your wife may be too sick or exhausted to prepare meals every day. She will definitely appreciate you doing most of the cooking. This is also a great way to ensure that she can get extra rest.
Give her a massage
Giving your pregnant wife back rubs and foot massage is a sweet way to help her feel better. Pregnant women are often uncomfortable and sore due to dietary changes, weight gain, fatigue, hormones, and the growing baby. A massage can be a great way to ease the tension in her back, neck, and shoulders. A foot rub will also be well received and will help you bond with her changing body and give you some quality time together.
Increased levels of pregnancy hormones can do a number on her emotions, so the highs and lows your wife is experiencing can be really dramatic. She may cry for no apparent reason, and then in the next moment, she can start laughing. If she’s acting a little funny, you need to understand her situation and be patient. Your pregnant wife needs you to accept how she is, to support what she’s doing and not to get angry with her. Provide a listening ear and open arms if she needs to have a good cry.
Go with her to the doctor
If you can, always accompany your wife to doctor’s appointments. This will show her that you’re with her and will make her feel less alone in all this. You will also know exactly what’s going on with your baby and you will be better prepared to help her during pregnancy. This is also a great opportunity to see your baby on the sonogram or hear his/her heartbeat.
There are so many ways to keep your pregnant wife smiling during pregnancy. Small but thoughtful gestures will go a long way towards making your wife feel beautiful and letting her know how much you value her in your life. Pregnancy can be tough on the body, so pamper her by rubbing her feet and her back. Paint her toenails or take her to get a pedicure. She is tired, hormonal, so a pampering day at the local spa will also help her relax. Give her a warm bath with soothing bath oil and send her flowers or anything else she loves to let her know how much she means to you.
Help her get some sleep
Sleeping will become more uncomfortable as your wife gets further along in her pregnancy. The growing baby puts extra pressure on her spine, intestines, back and blood vessels and all of this can lead to decreased circulation, pain and trouble falling asleep. Letting her sleep in on the weekends or take naps can do wonders to lighten her mood.
Help her out as much as possible
Pregnancy can leave a woman feeling physically and emotionally exhausted. Even some simple things like cooking, cleaning or going grocery shopping can be daunting tasks. Help her out with the household responsibilities whenever possible and if you already have children, offer to take them out to help your wife relax and enjoy some downtime by herself.