If moms have bigger hearts, then dads have hearts of gold. They aren’t that tough as they present themselves to be. All daddies-to-be are loving and affectionate. Some carry it on their sleeves, others just hide it in their temper—until they come to know that a baby is on the way. Even though it is you who is carrying the baby, don’t let your partner feel left out. Here are ways in which you can make your man feel included during pregnancy.
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1. Give Him The Details From Your Doctor’s Appointments
There might be times when your spouse won’t be able to accompany you to the doctor’s clinic. Don’t leave him in the dark. Let him know when you are leaving for the appointment. Brief him about it on phone. He might just call you, first out of curiosity and later to ensure he did not miss any signs of progress in your baby’s development.
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2. Attend The Ultrasound Scans Together Or Bring Him The Baby Photos
Not every visit to the doctor will include having an ultrasound. So, when one is scheduled, remember to let your partner know beforehand. This way he can plan his day accordingly and you both can together watch how your baby is doing. If the situation doesn’t allow him, make sure you bring along the ultrasound scans to share the baby photos with him.
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3. Let Them Help With Setting Up The Nursery
Never miss a chance to take opinions from the daddy-to-be. Be it the color of the walls or size of the pram—give him an equal opportunity in designing the baby nursery, even before the little guest arrives. You will be surprised at how your man personally makes an effort to set up thing for the baby.
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4. Make Them Feel Your Belly When The Baby Kicks Or Moves Around
It is exciting to feel the very first movements of your baby in the womb. While you experience butterflies, twitches or tumbling motions, let your partner feel excited too. Rest his hand over your belly when you feel a jab or a kick. Smile to them and share how you feel about it.
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5. Let Your Partner Talk To The Little One
This is yet another way to let your partner connect with the baby. Moms often do that. So, the daddy can also have a little conversation across the bump. Also, babies may respond to the voices inside the womb, if they hear it only daily basis by kicking or moving.
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6. Decide On The Baby’s Name Together
You might have shortlisted names for the baby—discuss them with your partner. He might have his suggestions to offer. Consider the names, even if they sound bizarre. Talk about it—don’t just push them away. You could probably choose a decent one as a nickname instead.
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7. Let The Dads Be In The Delivery Room
When the moment, which you both had been waiting for what seemed like eons arrives—know that he is as excited and nervous as you. Although it was you who carried the baby and endured all the torment that came along with it, he was the one person who stood beside you all this while. Let him witness the whole process of birth. Except that he could refrain himself from recording it all—right from your head to toe.
Your partner is more like your best friend whom you can involve while you experience your best moments. The reason this journey of pregnancy becomes very special for both of you is that you have made this life together.