Lads, Here’s How You Can Pamper Your Exhausted, Pregnant Wives
STORY: Low Soon Koon
23 February 2022
Women bear the joy and struggles of carrying a child inside the womb. There are days when she would feel exhausted from all the physical and emotional stress of pregnancy.
Luckily, expectant dads are there to supply some tender loving care. How can you make her feel special throughout this nine-month journey? Here are some ways:
1. Offer a helping hand
It is always comforting to know that your wife can rely on somebody other than herself. Help out inside the house. It can be simple tasks such as doing the laundry or keeping the bathroom clean. Go the extra mile by offering help with carpooling the kids, preparing dinner, or cleaning her car.
There are many ways you can lend a hand, and your wife will appreciate even the smallest acts of service you offer. Because right now, all your lady wants (aside from her midnight cravings) is a good rest to keep her healthy and sane.
2. Spice it up... get romantic!
Men, this is the perfect time to step up the game. Treat your pregnant wife to a romantic date. It doesn't have to be extravagant with all the works; it can be as simple as a movie night at home or a dinner for two with relaxing, scented candles around and her favourite music on the background. Set the mood and make her feel appreciated and beautiful. The mother of your child truly deserves it!
3. Plan a vacation, go for a babymoon!
Whether it's your first child you're expecting or the fourth, you can always plan for a couple of getaways! Babymooning is the newest trend if you like to give both you and your wife an undisrupted timeout or a pre-baby vacation. Ideally, a doctor's approval is needed to make sure it is safe for your wife to cover a distance. Some hotels and resorts offer babymoon packages which include a specialised spa and a “cravings” menu for preggies. You may also opt to bring home souvenirs to symbolise the coming of a newborn baby to your home!
4. Keep your wife cool with a prenatal massage
A husband's touch is always the best, but it doesn't hurt to go to a specialised spa salon for prenatal and maternity massages. These services can ease your wife's tense muscles and sore spots, and relax her senses. They are specially designed to pamper a pregnant woman's body. Some packages include a belly mask and a pampered foot therapy. Find the perfect combination of services for your wife, no matter what semester she's currently in.
5. Listen and connect
Anxiety can build up especially for first-time moms. Knowing that you are there by her side - with your full attention, is a big relief. Listen and connect to your wife often to understand how she feels. You may not comprehend her situation entirely, but your listening ears and assurance could be a source of strength and inspiration to keep her going until the big day. Exert effort to make her feel loved, beautiful and special. For someone who loves his partner dearly, this must be the easiest and the surest way to make a pregnant wife happy.