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Women Share How The Men In Their Lives Helped Them During Their Pregnancy

Women Share How The Men In Their Lives Helped Them During Their Pregnancy

A Twitter user asked other women to list the times that men helped them during and after their pregnancy,

As beautiful as the miracle of life is, the journey isn't always easy over the course of 9 months and even after. It can be emotionally and physically challenging. So if you're a partner to a pregnant person, you've got to be a strong pillar of support. A partner who doesn't help out can cause further stress to the pregnant person.  Make sure to stand by their side as they embark on a different experience: with their ever-changing body, roller-coaster emotions, cravings, and aversions. Even though it’s hard to know what to expect when your partner is pregnant, make sure you're prepared. Don't forget to take care of yourself too.  One Twitter user asked mothers to share the times that men have helped them during and after their pregnancy. Sometimes it's a big gesture but other times it's the little things that count. Check out some of the heartwarming gestures:



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

 

Abigail Burd, a perinatal psychotherapist and the author of The Postpartum Depression Workbook. has an online course, ‘Relationships After Baby’, that helps provide information on how people can keep their relationships strong during pregnancy, postpartum, and even while parenting. She told Bored Panda “The most common complication of childbirth is the negative effect on mental health. Before the pandemic, one in five women experienced postpartum depression and even more dealt with postpartum anxiety. These rates are even higher for women of color and LGBTQIA+ birthers, and are still elevated for all throughout the pandemic.” She advised busy mothers who may feel overwhelmed by saying, “I recommend sitting down sometime when you are on the better side of rested and fed, and write a list of all that has to get done and all the people that you could ask to help. I firmly believe a mother shouldn't do it all. But I also think there is simply too much for a couple to do alone, either. Yes, ask your partner, but look outside the relationship to who could be a part of your support village. This is the season of your life to ask for help and receive it. It is not sustainable or realistic to do it all.” So don't be afraid to ask for support! You deserve it!