Guide to Being 13 Weeks Pregnant


What Your Partner Should Know
Attend as many check-ups as you can as a couple -- they're perfect times to bond.
Attend as many check-ups as you can as a couple -- they're perfect times to bond.
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Guess what, partners: She needs you now more than ever.

For one thing, you can go with her to grocery store to provide a little buffer. Saying your due date over and over can get a bit annoying.

But that's a small thing. You have much bigger jobs, like helping to research the pros and cons of various birthing methods (now just six months off), and accompanying her to all (or at least some) of those increasingly frequent check-ups. They're so much more exciting, not to mention informative, when both of you are there. Those are perfect times to bond.

This also may be the right time to start attending birthing classes (the sooner the better) so you know what's in store. These, too, are wonderful times to connect as future parents, explore your role as partner, and talk with other future parents and your fellow birthing coaches. You're all in the same boat.

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