- Exercise. As I said before, exercise is the best thing to get your spirits up. It would be really nice if you and your partner could come up with a workout plan together, even if it is just taking a simple walk together, it will make a huge difference.
- Healthy Diet. Eating right will help with the weight gain and keep it to a minimum. It will also help your mood. Exercise and diet are the two main factors in lifting your spirits and easing depression and anxiety.
- Communicate. Keeping the lines of communication open is crucial in any relationship, pregnant or not. If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed talk to your partner about it. Though us women can be unapproachable at time while pregnant, be sure to express how you are feeling. I must warn you though, never start with “I don’t feel well” or “My *insert body part here* hurts!” Because you will get your head ripped off. On that note, it is crucial you tell your partner about the fears and anxiety you may be feeling throughout the pregnancy. It is totally normal to feel this way! Put the baby clothes, nursery paint chips and infant gear aside and go have a date night. Do your best to make it about each other.
- Date Night. This is so important for a few reasons, it will help you communicate with your partner and it will also make things about you as a couple instead of your pregnant partner.
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