Mr. Would be Daddy – Part 5/10

Mr. Would be Daddy – Part 5/10

Pregnancy will create chaos in her physiology (i.e. hormones) resulting in not only physical health problems (e.g. morning sickness) but also changing moods, emotions, needs and behaviors. All you have to do is be patient and divert attention – or just listen. Recognize that it’s a temporary phase. Don’t try to solve/reason or counsel her when she is upset – remember, it’s mostly physiological with an ‘internal’ cause and not due to an ‘external’ factor that could be in your control (unless you are sure about the cause and that you can handle it). There will be days when she will be very happy, energized and even unusually excited about simple things; and other days when she will be grumpy, snappy, annoyed and fussy. There could even be days when she will get irritated, even when you start talking about a particular matter. And of course, there will be days when she may want to cry (sometimes without reasons) and need a listening ear.  Again, be patient! As much as possible, try not to burden her with stressful topics such as office matters, bugging people, neighbor woes, family problems, money matters, even pregnancy related topics and what not! In times of stress, just be there for her –watch TV, read or cook together, shop online, or cook for her, or go for a walk – just do anything that diverts attention. Yes, helping her with household chores is a big deal. Please do that as much as you can!


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