1. Offering moral, emotional and mental support
Mothers often face a tough time during the pregnancy period and the first weeks of raising a child. It can be more challenging if the partners are less reliable or unsupportive at all. Dads too have quite a role to play in preparing for the arrival of the baby. They have to ensure their spouses access the required ante-natal and post-natal care services as scheduled and also accompany them during clinics, therapy, and scans.
Moreover, they should make sure that the baby and the mother get enough rest and exercise regularly as much as maintaining a healthy diet if they want to receive a healthy baby. Besides, they should also mentally prepare for the changes that come with parenthood. Women are likely to experience various body and mood changes when pregnant. Thus, the fathers-to-be should be able to understand their partners and give them the space they need for successful baby development and offer the necessary support. It can help to find the right baby books for dad to help on that journey even quicker.
2. Helping each Other
During the pregnancy period and the initial weeks of parenting, partners should support each other as much as possible in doing tasks that come with parenthood.
Mums can help massively by making their partners aware of where they are supposed to help before and after the baby is born – from their point of view. Dad’s should also offer their views, and so begins the really important insights into how each can truly help each other. They may take part in the baby care and household chores while the mother gets involved more in nurturing the baby. The activities could be as simple as cleaning up, answering the door, washing clothes and any other vital task that will ensure the mother and the baby get enough rest too.
3. Bonding with the Bump
The couple should spend every bit of the pregnancy period bonding with the baby developing in the womb. Feeling the baby kick, listening to the hiccups, talking to the baby, monitoring the baby's movements with the hands-on touch is a fantastic experience for dads to bond with the unborn child. It is also a way of expressing love and support to the mother. As such, bonding makes the pregnancy period even more memorable for both parents. There have been many scientific studies that have shown how babies start recognizing voices from as early as being in the womb, so don’t miss out on your pre-birth time to bond.