Supporting your pregnant partner
If you thought PMS was bad, that’s nothing compared to pregnancy, when your lady’s hormone production TRIPLES. She may want you to hold her and soothe the tears in the morning and have destroyed an appliance with an axe in the afternoon.
Not only is her body flooded with hormones affecting her emotions, but she could also be suffering from any number of aching, swelling, painful, exhausted, and nauseated physical side effects that would make anyone crabby or depressed. At least during the first few months, keep your mouth shut and agree or apologise – just remind yourself that she might not always be in a position to control how she feels or reacts right now, and that’s very frustrating for her too.
During her pregnancy, there could be any number of factors that lead to her feeling sore or not so fresh – how about getting her a care package of Lil-lets Intimate Care products, with some wipes and washes? A more confident woman is a happier woman.
After the birth, hormone levels drop rapidly and this slump can make her very down, especially in conjunction with the stress and exhaustion of a new baby. Just be patient, say yes to everything without question and support her; she’ll be back to her old self soon. In extreme cases, this hormonal bottoming-out can lead to post-natal depression – if you’re worried about her, get her to the GP.