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For Dads: How You Can Support Your Wife on Bed Rest

You know what I love more than anything? Chatting with friends who get it.

Friends who understand that having a high-risk pregnancy is one of the hardest experiences a woman, a couple and a family can go through while she's trying to bring home her baby.

Friends who understand that a high-risk pregnancy impacts everyone and that it takes a village to bring that baby home.

Friends who want to know exactly what they can do to help their friend, partner, mom, daughter who is fighting for her baby's life.

A few weeks ago I did just that and had an incredible time!

I had the honor and privilege of chatting with Art and Ryan, the amazing hosts of the Life of Dad After Show, to talk about what dads can do to support their wives who have a high-risk pregnancy and are on bed rest.

Here are some of the things we chatted about....

  • When does a pregnancy become high-risk and what types of support are required?

  • How to tune into your wife's needs even if she's not telling you

  • Why a dad shouldn't plan a date night or a girls night without telling his wife

  • Make it your responsibility to make her laugh

  • How to take the lead on the medical side of her pregnancy

  • Why stress relief is essential for a healthy baby

  • What to do when your wife says, "I'm fine."

  • How to get answers to your questions about your wife's pregnancy

Check out the Life of Dad After Show about how dad's can support their wives during a high-risk pregnancy episode here or on iTunes (episode #158).

Your Turn!

Are you a dad or partner of a woman who is going through a high-risk pregnancy? What do you struggle with as it comes to supporting your wife?

If you're woman with a high-risk pregnancy, what do you wish your partner knew about how to support you better?

Leave your comments below. I would love to hear from you!

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