Over the past few years, gender disparity has been gradually dwindling to a point where the difference in gender seems non-existent. That is until your wife gets pregnant then a whole new world of complications unfolds before you in just a few months.
Pregnancy is no easy fete for first-time parents especially. For your wife, this could be the most trying time in her life not only physically but mentally too. Labor pains, nausea, vomiting coupled with a hefty dose of apprehension and anxiety isn’t anyone’s cup of tea. Amid all the confusion that comes with pregnancy, it’s easy for you the husband, once a symbol of confidence and wisdom, to be a bit confused and well scared.
Luckily if you have vowed to help your wife through this beautiful but daunting period, there are a few tools that can help you with your wife’s pregnancy and assuage your fears and stresses.
1. Pregnancy Pillows
Pregnancy will result in an overall change in your wife’s body shape and contours. With this new bump on her body, she might have trouble sleeping or finding the right position for rest. Pregnancy pillows are specially designed to adapt to these changing contours and offer relaxed posture for her sleeping positions. The benefits of these pillows include better sleeping patterns, improved circulation of blood throughout her body, and a reduction of body pains and aches that accompany pregnancy. The pillow can also be used after delivery for rest and sleep later on.
2. Maternity Belt
Maternity belts, also known as belly belts, are firm and rigid belts that are worn by pregnant women. They wrap around the abdomen and provide support for the pelvis, hip, lower back, and abdomen during the later stages of pregnancy when the bump is more prominent. Maternity belts are usually worn on top of clothing for extra comfort though some women prefer wearing them underneath to avoid any wardrobe clash. Belly belts are great for maintaining excellent posture and comfort during pregnancy.
3. Maternity Sweater
It’s not surprising to find that most of your wife’s clothes won’t fit during her pregnancy. Apart from the belly, most body parts also enlarge. while we won’t go into detail about which parts exactly, it will be great for her to have that one baggy but stylish pair of clothing that she can throw on any time of the day without compromising her comfort. A maternity sweater is warm, cozy and doesn’t fit tightly. It can be worn throughout the entire pregnancy trimester and also after delivery.
4. Portable UltraSound
Your first ultrasound is by no means a small occasion. This will be the first time you get to see your baby and the moment will be magical, to say the least. It isn’t unusual to want to see your baby over and over again, and this may end up being costly in the long run. Also, the doctor’s office isn’t reserved only for you, and you might have to wait a long time before your next visit. You may choose to spend your time and money at the doctor’s office or settle for a portable ultrasound that you can have around all the time or hire one for three days or more. The portable ultrasound is a breakthrough in medical technology. With this small device, you can see your baby whenever you want to and create as many images as you wish.
You could also hire out your portable ultrasound when not in use for extra money. The device is sturdily built, so you don’t have to worry about incurring any further costs and if it breaks ultrasound repair isn’t that costly. Let your wife see her baby at the comfort of her home with the portable ultrasound.
5. Insulated Water Bottle
It is essential to keep your wife hydrated throughout the pregnancy for both her and the child. Doctors recommend around ten large cups of water or any other fluid for pregnant moms to achieve proper hydration. The insulated water bottle will be excellent for carrying around water and any other liquid for your wife to drink whenever she pleases. The bottles are stainless steel, BPA free and come insulated so her fluids will stay hot or cold for about twenty-four hours. These insulated water bottles are cheap and available in stores all over the country.
A good husband will always listen to and care for her wife especially during her pregnancy. Though it may seem complicated, pregnancy is, in the end, a beautiful thing. These five tools will help you through the pregnancy process and guide you to a safe delivery. Congratulations and good luck with the pregnancy.