Think romance and in all probability images of passionate kisses, hugs, or candle-lit dinners will spring to your mind. However, romance might have a totally different meaning for a pregnant woman, especially in the third trimester. This is a stage where she may either not be physically up to it or her hide-and-seek-playing hormones might mess with her mood. However, this doesn’t mean that she isn’t entitled to a little bit of sunshine (read: romance) during this stage. Here are a few things which may not be romantic in the real sense, yet your pregnant wife is surely going to love it:
1. Massage Her Tired Feet
If there is one part of a pregnant woman’s body, apart from her belly, which practically bears the entire body weight, then it is her feet. Just like the belly, the feet go through a lot as well – swelling, strain, aches, and pains. This gets worse during the third trimester. So, give your darling wife some TLC by gently massaging her tired, swollen feet. For all you know, it may eventually become her idea of romance after childbirth too.
2. Be Generous With Your Compliments
One of the things that a pregnant woman generally worries about is her physical appearance. Who wouldn’t if their bodies were to be subjected to such drastic changes? Of course, the pregnancy glow is always there. Yet, the last lap is so tiresome that grooming would be the last thing on her mind. So, whenever she does make an attempt to groom herself, be generous with your compliments. And why only her appearance? Compliment her for everything she’s doing while carrying a new life within her. After all, she deserves them!
3. Feed Her As Much As She Wants
Those food cravings!! They never seem to get enough of your wife, do they? It’s definitely not something she has
4. Share The Prep-Load
Reading those pregnancy books and preparing the hospital bag comes naturally to any pregnant woman. This is because she is nervous about handling this delicate situation on her own. But the same can be said for the soon-to-be dad too. Then why not share the preparation load with her? Maybe on the D-Day or after the baby arrives, she may feel lost while dealing with something. That is when you’ll pitch in, like a knight in shining armor, with your newly-acquired knowledge to save the day! And watch her beam with admiration!
5. Hear Her Out
With her hormone levels going crazy, you will certainly find your better half frequently going over the edge. She may also start feeling inadequate as her energy levels start to dip and she’ll not be able to keep pace with her routine chores. So, take some time out once in a while to cuddle her and listen to her whining patiently. It will do a whale of good to your relationship in the long run.
6. Giving Her Space
We know that despite your wife’s physical and hormonal changes, you still find her irresistible. And she may have obliged, especially during the first two trimesters. Yet, as much as she loved your snuggling earlier, she may not feel the same in the last trimester. At this stage, believe us, her only desire would be to have your hands off her! At least for a while. All she needs is some space to breathe easy, feel some kicks, and relax before she goes in to deliver. But your understanding of her situation will definitely make her love you more than ever!
We hope all you husbands and partners out there whose lovely wives are in the third trimester have taken a note of this. As your wives gear up for the finale (labor and childbirth), make sure you continue to give them your tender love, understanding, and care. Because this is what life partners are for!