Despite all the progress we’ve made in making pregnancy an experience for both members of a couple, there’s still a fair amount of mystery about what the non-gestating member of the pair is really supposed to do. Sure, midnight runs to the store for pickles and ice cream are de rigeur in the movies, but is that really what pregnant women want?
The answer is: Maybe. No two women are alike and no two pregnancies are alike so there’s no way to know exactly what any pregnant woman will need in the way of support. The only thing you can be sure of is that she WILL need support. Emotional, physical, and logistical. Pregnancy is not something any woman should do without someone nearby to help out.
While I can’t hand out hard and fast advice on the specifics of any pregnancy, I can offer a few general tips for partners of pregnant women on how best to be a good teammate during this weird and wild 40 weeks.
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