Pregnant Women’s Feelings And Healthy Relationships
When you’re pregnant, the extra hormones in your body can cause lots of emotional ups and downs. You’re also adjusting to a major change in your life, so it isn’t surprising if you and your partner are feeling emotional. There are physical changes too, which affect how well you feel and how you feel about your body.
If you’re an expectant mum, you might feel:
more vulnerable and tired than usual and in need of extra support
more interested and involved in the pregnancy than your partner
less – or more – interested in sex than you used to be.
You might discover that your partner doesn’t feel the connection with the unborn baby as strongly as you do. If this is a concern for you, it might help to know that this often changes as pregnancy progresses. As your baby makes its presence felt – with kicks, movements and a growing bump – your partner will probably feel more connected too.
If you and your partner feel differently about the pregnancy, it can affect your relationship. But it’s likely your feelings will become more alike as you move through different stages of the pregnancy together.