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Friday, April 24, 2009

Making Pregnancy More Pleasant

I know how can a guy, especially an older Dude such as myself, have any clue on how to make pregnancy more pleasant and why would he be audacious enough to write about it? Well, keep in mind that in most cases pregnancy is something that both sexes at least initiate. Then as the none carrying partner, we do live with the burden carrier. Not that babies aren’t a blessing and welcome, at least in our family but guys, face it, your bride is doing the grunt labor (I know bad word use) in the pregnancy deal. As a teacher, I once had my male students carry a medicine ball in a bag hanging in the approximate position for carrying the unborn baby. Needless to say at the end of the day the guys had a much greater appreciation of the stress and discomfort that can occur while pregnant. That was after a single day let alone nine months. So it behooves those of us with a sense of self preservation to make pregnancy as painless as possible.

There are a variety of ways to do this. Chocolate, foot massages, picking up household chores, loving consideration and clothes. Why clothes? Sadly many women have difficulty appreciating the beauty of pregnancy. Some idiot guys also describe pregnant women as fat which just does wonders for a woman’s self esteem. Clothes can help maintain positive self esteem. The right pregnancy wear can help a woman to feel attractive and chic. SimplyBe is a site that has a very flattering selection of pregnancy fashion. They have a complete selection of other clothes but I thought their maternity selection was particularly chic. (Are guys allowed to use that word?) They also have a wide selection of very flattering plus sizes. Gentlemen take my work for it, after my own kids and grand kids, if your lovely wife is pregnant, the happier you can make her through that pregnancy will benefit, you, her and the baby(ies). If dressing better helps her feel better, then find her some sizzling maternity wear.

1 comment:

Dorothy L said...

Nicely voiced. So true on all points when we are taking into consideration how one gender cannot be responsible for not understanding how the other gender feels when experiencing certain situation which are gender specific.

Pregnancy is not just a 9 month life or body change. It is there for the mothers duration.
WE deal with everything from a-z in how our bodies change and never seem to find their way making sure we keep hubby involved and/or other siblings as well as take care of the new baby.
Oh what fun it is to be a woman.
I rarely hear from the guys point of view as to how they feel during and after pregnancy takes over their lives.
Could be an interesting subject to research.
Have a very nice day!