With the joyful certainty that your partner is pregnant, a lot of greater and smaller changes are coming your way. Yet it is not only the pregnant woman who has a lot to deal with ‒ even dad does, too, both in a physical and emotional sense.
Over the coming weeks and months, you will notice many changes in your partner. She needs to deal with a complex reorganisation of her hormonal balance, which brings with it a whole lot of physical and emotional changes. You should therefore be patient and understanding each day ‒ even if this is not always easy.
The “pregnant man”
Believe it or not, the father-to-be is likewise “pregnant”! Scientific studies have shown that when a woman becomes pregnant, the man may also suffer from mood swings and morning sickness, experience food cravings and even develop a small belly.
One reason for this is that hormonal changes actually also take place in the man. In addition, it is presumed that the man sometimes puts himself into his pregnant partner’s situation to such a large degree that he also demonstrates similar symptoms to her. This “parallel pregnancy” is also rather loftily referred to as “Couvade syndrome”.
You are pregnant ‒ and have a great time ahead of you! As you are about to become parents, the relationship between you will most likely also change. A little human being is growing which both of you have created. Over the next few months, your conversations will mainly revolve around your baby. What name will your baby have? What needs to be purchased? How will the birth be? Look forward to this time!