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What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by kaffy4bill(f): 8:29am On Dec 18, 2021
A father can play an important role in his partner’s pregnancy. Your job as a father begins long before your baby is born.

Pregnancy is an amazing, scary, beautiful, anxiety inducing nine month ride for both the moms-to-be and dads-to-be alike.

Most dad wish they could have a little first hand knowledge before their wife is pregnant for the first time

Fortunately, I am here to help as much as I can with information and support grin wink

� Each pregnancy is incredibly unique and completely different, right up till delivery. Expect the unexpected, it rarely goes according to plan undecided

� Cravings are real. She will probably have many cravings throughout her pregnancy. Keep her happy by going to get those fries or chocolate at 10 p.m. It might be a little inconvenient for you, but it will make her happy. A happy wife is a happy life.

� Women will typically gain 25-35 pounds (11-15kg) during their pregnancy.

� She will probably become tired because she is growing another life inside her. Her body is hard at work making the necessary changes to accommodate your baby. She may also experience restless sleep, causing her to be more tired. Remember that she is tired so support accordingly.

� A symptom of pregnancy is going the bathroom, a lot. Getting up several times throughout the night to use the bathroom will become a routine for her. That 2 hour car ride with no stops will turn into a 2 and 15 minute car ride with two stops. She’s not happy about it either, so no complaining from your end.

� There will be a lot of pillows that start appearing on your bed. In time, you may find that there is no room for you anymore. She will probably start cuddling with a giant body pillow instead of you. Don’t take it personal, she is just trying to get as comfortable as possible.

� Her body is stretching, shifting and moving in all directions, there is bound to be aches and pains. She is carrying additional weight that her body has to support. This extra weight will cause stress on the lower back. Back massages are a great relief for her at the end of the day. Massages in general are a must for pregnant women. Whether they are foot, back, or hip massages, it is your job to help her out. Relieve as much tension as possible.

� There are moments where you can’t really help because during pregnancies, there are times of discomfort or pain that you cannot mend. Being there physically is helpful but there will be times when your partner want to be left alone, don’t take it personal if she asks for some space, she just may need to handle things on her own.

� Be careful what you cook or wear as she will be incredibly sensitive to smells. My advice is to be careful with anything and I mean anything that can be fragrant grin

� Hyperemesis gravidarum is not morning sickness, it is the severe form and she is not finding it any funny. Please be supportive

� Understand your wife’s/partner’s love language because there are so many times during pregnancy that you are going to want to help your wife and she’s going to want you to help her but she can’t verbalize or even really come up with a way for you to help. Having a default list of things you can do when you don’t have clear instructions is key.

�Do not neglect date night with her. Take advantage of and enjoy the free time before the baby comes.

� You are going to be terrified, you are going to question everything you do and know. And you are going to be fine.

� Your partner is just as anxious as you are if not more. Be each other’s support system..

Hope this helps, which of the above resonates with you?

Feel free to add more points in the comment section and read more valuable content in the thread below:

https://www.nairaland.com/6892054/dad-series-nursekhapie#108511621

Your favorite nurse
NurseKhaphie




when I leave this world, I hope to have emptied myself and be a blessing to my generation and the world at large

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Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by Jidemoo: 8:36am On Dec 18, 2021
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Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by Cedarlivia(f): 8:59am On Dec 18, 2021
Thank you nurse kaffy.
Lalasticlala - this is the type of posts we would like to see on front page. [quote author=kaffy4bill post=108600441]A father can play an important role in his partner’s pregnancy. Your job as a father begins long before your baby is born.

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Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by MufasaLion(m): 10:40am On Dec 18, 2021
Cedarlivia:
Thank you nurse kaffy.
Lalasticlala - this is the type of posts we would like to see on front page.

You could have comment without qouting such a long write-up.

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Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by Favfables1: 11:24am On Dec 18, 2021
Amazing write up...
I learnt loads...
However, please help me clarify this...
You said "a happy wife is a happy life", how're bout a happy husband??

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Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by culidea: 12:09pm On Dec 18, 2021
Favfables1:
Amazing write up...
I learnt loads...
However, please help me clarify this...
You said "a happy wife is a happy life", how're bout a happy husband??

Lol… I believe it goes both ways.

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Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by kaffy4bill(f): 12:26pm On Dec 18, 2021
Favfables1:
Amazing write up...
I learnt loads...
However, please help me clarify this...
You said "a happy wife is a happy life", how're bout a happy husband??

A happy life for both partner is the goal grin

A happy husband is a happy life cheesy


NurseKhaphie

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Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by kaffy4bill(f): 12:27pm On Dec 18, 2021
culidea:


Lol… I believe it goes both ways.

It sure does..
Thank you

NurseKhaphie

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Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by kaffy4bill(f): 12:32pm On Dec 18, 2021
Jidemoo:
Nice article..... thanks for sharing

Thank you for taking time to read and engage. Glad I could help in my little way.

I am open to suggestion about topics you would love to read more about.

NurseKhaphie

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Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by Favfables1: 1:29pm On Dec 18, 2021
kaffy4bill:


A happy life for both partner is the goal grin

A happy husband is a happy life cheesy


NurseKhaphie

grin grin grin grin
Sense full your body...

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Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by G360(f): 2:23pm On Dec 18, 2021
Please help a fellow nairalander. Lost my job and rent is due.

All I need at the moment is just some money to buy some food to eat. Please Nairalanders nothing is too small. Please help.

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Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by kaffy4bill(f): 2:40pm On Dec 18, 2021
Favfables1:


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Sense full your body...


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NurseKhaphie
Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by merits(m): 5:16pm On Dec 18, 2021
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Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by money121(m): 5:17pm On Dec 18, 2021
Ok

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Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by jeff1993: 5:17pm On Dec 18, 2021
Beautiful piece


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Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by McOluOmo: 5:17pm On Dec 18, 2021
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Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by Iamdbull: 5:17pm On Dec 18, 2021
Dbull on this one!!

I need this to prevent myself from having numerous babymamas when I blow

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Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by bigdammyj: 5:17pm On Dec 18, 2021
Okay
Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by Lalami3232(m): 5:17pm On Dec 18, 2021
After the man don play all these roles finish, laslas the pikin no gr be he own. No be juju be that?
Anyways, E good make men support women during pregnancy because that 9months na difficult period for them. Some dey get mood swing, some na swollen legs, some na uncontrollable discomfort etc.
Pregnancy na the only thing wey our women dey do well for 9ja. If you see our pregnant women and oyibo pregnant women, you go rush our women oooo. Aside that one, oyibo women are the raw deal grin.
My brothers, immediately dem born your pikin, run DNA test oooo. My person wey dey work for hospital dey give me weekly gist of all these DNA saga. He say 60% of children wey dem dey bring no dey match the men DNA. Anyways, who get ear to listen should listen sha. The fact say a pikin dey fair like you no mean say na ur pikin.


I don talk am before and I go talk am again, "The day I go mistakenly born girl pikin, I go *******"

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Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by ATEAMS: 5:17pm On Dec 18, 2021
Ok
Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by goatandyam: 5:18pm On Dec 18, 2021
Nonsense
Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by Rastaramsey(m): 5:19pm On Dec 18, 2021
Mr o.p
You no add one part wey dey very necessary

Constant knacking is important.....

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Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by Akwamkpuruamu: 5:20pm On Dec 18, 2021
Men, no go do pass yourself. She no fit born Jesus?! Pregnancy no de kell

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Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by sylve11: 5:20pm On Dec 18, 2021
Rastaramsey:
Mr o.p
You no add one part wey dey very necessary

Constant knacking is important.....

I never hear this before. undecided cool
Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by BigDawsNet: 5:21pm On Dec 18, 2021
I wish all pregnant women Safe delivery

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Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by Akwamkpuruamu: 5:21pm On Dec 18, 2021
Rastaramsey:
Mr o.p
You no add one part wey dey very necessary

Constant knacking is important.....

No be all of dem de like knacking for pregnancy. To some pregnancy, knacking na turn off

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Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by slawormiir: 5:21pm On Dec 18, 2021
Damnnn niggar
Nice write up

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Re: What Men Should Know About Pregnancy by lurvy: 5:21pm On Dec 18, 2021
Copy and paste.. �

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