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5 Topics That Men Should Avoid When Their Partners Are Pregnant

Preparing for the arrival of a new baby is incredibly exciting, but it can also be nerve-racking. You may be worried about your finances, whether you will be a good dad, or how you are going to cope with changing diapers.

However, even if you are apprehensive, always remember that it is often more difficult for the person doing the carrying.

When women become pregnant, they are forced to watch their bodies change dramatically in a very short period of time, and they are often worried about issues such as the baby’s health, when to stop working, and how much it will hurt when the big moment arrives. In short, it is not a great time to make the mistake of saying something that will make your partner upset, angry, or both. For this reason, there are a few things that you really should avoid saying to your pregnant partner for the entire nine months of the pregnancy.

1. Any Comment on Her Weight

Comments on your partner’s weight are never advisable, but during pregnancy they are simply out of the question. Your partner may be very sensitive about her weight increasing, as well as all of the other changes her body is going through. Even if she brings up the topic herself, try to avoid saying anything that might imply she is looking larger. This is simply not what pregnant women want to hear, so avoid this topic at all costs.

2. Any Comment on Her Eating Habits

Pregnant women generally need about 300 extra calories a day from the start of the second trimester, and they can sometimes get quite creative when seeking these extra calories. No matter how much your partner eats, or the frankly bizarre combinations of food that she comes up with, never suggest that she is eating too much or that what she is eating is weird. Let her eat what she feels comfortable eating because only she can say what is right for her.

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