What Your Partner Should Know
In addition to feeling all the excitement, anticipation and impatience you're feeling, your partner may be worrying about your health. Talking helps. Let him or her drive you to the doctor, so he or she can ask any questions, too.
Now's a good time for your partner to take on more household responsibilities, since it's more difficult than ever for you to move, your balance is shot and your legs and feet may swell if you stand for too long. Having your better half take care of the shopping, cooking, cleaning and laundry will ease your load considerably. And if you have a C-section, you won't be able to do any of that for a while after the baby is born anyway.
Here's some comfort for your partner: When the baby is born -- and that could be only days away -- he or she will recover the bed space that your expanding tummy and all those pillows took up.
On the next page, we'll go over a few things you should keep in mind as birth grows closer.