It’s a rocky road this pregnancy caper, and with the good comes a little bit of not so great, especially if you’re battling morning sickness.
Having a supportive partner helps, although sometimes they need reminded of a few things about what it’s like for us to be pregnant.
Here are 10 things pregnant woman want to tell their partner:
1. Don’t comment on my size
Telling me how ‘huge’ I look or saying comments such as ‘wow you really are stacking on weight’ will earn you a one-way trip to the spare room. I know I look like a baby elephant, with stripes, there’s no need to mention it.
2. Just because I can be the designated driver doesn’t mean I have to
So next time I drive you and your mates, a little courtesy back rub in return might be nice.
3. Nesting is actually a thing
So don’t think I’m a burglar when I’m awake at 2am sorting out the linen cupboard and making labels for the sheets, towels and duvet covers. If you like you could come and help me?
4. When I have a crazy craving at 9pm on a Friday night I want you to get it for me NOW
Don’t argue and suggest an alternative, heading out to the shops to buy pickles or candy floss is the least you can do for the mother of your unborn child.
5. You’re not going anywhere when I hit the 37 week mark
When that happens, I’ll be stressing that every ache or pain is the start of labour, so don’t even think about hitting the pub or going away for the weekend, you’ve been warned!