First Time Father. Baby Care

1st Time Dad, Support Your Wife

One of the most important thing you can do as a 1st time dad for your expecting wife is to show support and let her know that this pregnancy means as much to you as it is to her.

I know you may be as inexperienced being a new father and to fatherhood as your wife is to motherhood, you still need to go through the whole pregnancy with her.

Here are some things you can do to make your wife feel more appreciated:

  • Accompany her to her gynae or doctor appointments.
     
  • Take her out for a daily walk in the evening.
     
  • Spend time talking to the baby daily at a fixed time. A good time would after dinner and after your walk with your wife.
     
  • If you are a praying father, pray for your unborn child together with your wife. Pray also for your wife.
     
  • Don't let your parents dictate what she can or cannot do. Moderate it. If it is her parent, it is a different issue.

The only thing to remember is not to fuss over your wife too much. It must also not come off as the baby in her is more important to you than she is.

1st time dad, be sensitive to your wife's needs.
 

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