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How to Keep a Pregnant Woman Happy – My top 10 list of easy things you can do to help keep her happy, calm and relaxed. A happy Mama means a happy home!

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If you’re not following Num’s the Word on Facebook, then you may have missed my baby bump photos.

As I sit here typing this up, I’m literally 39 weeks and 5 days pregnant.

This means that by the time you read this, I will most likely have had my baby.

This makes me so happy.

Not only because I get to snuggle a brand new tiny little one, but I can BREATH again.  I can walk up a flight of stairs again with out panting.

I can quit getting unsolicited comments on how huge I am, how I must be having twins or what gender I must be having based on what shape my belly is that day.

In reflecting back on this pregnancy, I decided that it might be helpful for first time pregnant women or their significant others to know what I deem my top 10 list.

This is my top 10 list of How to Keep A Pregnant Woman Happy.

As this is my third child I feel like I know a thing or two about this subject.

Your experiences and views will differ than mine.

Hopefully though, you’ll find some nugget that will help you and your significant other happy during this change in life.

#10 – Comfy Pajama Pants.  These are KEY to a happy pregnant woman.  As her body expands, traditional pants and jeans will become uncomfortable.  Make sure she has plenty of comfy PJ pants on hand for when she’s lounging around the house!

#9 – Coconut Oil.  Oh man, this is a must for me.  My belly gets massive stretch marks and they are SORE.  The only product that I’ve ever tried that has actually worked, was the basic coconut oil I had in my pantry.  I kid you not.  All the expensive products did nothing for me.  Coconut oil on the other hand relieved my red stretch marks, hydrated my belly and healed any tears or cuts that appeared.  I like to do a rub down twice a day.

#8 – Clean House.  Help her with cleaning.  This can be as simple as adding a chore or two of hers to your list.  The bigger she gets the harder it is to bend over or get up and down.  Her belly also will get in the way of doing dishes.  As her belly grows, and her arms do not, basic every day tasks will become more difficult.  Help her out by doing a few extra things.

#7 – Back Scratches.  There is nothing better than a good (no strings attached) back scratch.  Her body will ache as it never has before and scratching and rubbing her sore back will help calm and relax her.  The calmer she is, the calmer the baby is, so it’s a win-win for everyone!


How to Keep a Pregnant Woman Happy - Janelle sitting in rocker with ice cream on belly about to take a bite


#6 – Cook for Her.  I cannot tell you how many times I have burned my belly during this pregnancy.  When I cook, the entire top of my stove gets warm, not just the burner. Without realizing it, my big belly will rest on the edge of the stove and after a few seconds I feel the burning sensation.  It’s the worst.  Make sure to help her with cooking and food prep so she doesn’t have to be on her feet so long and so she doesn’t burn her belly.

#5 – Join her at her doctors appointment.  Most of them will go quickly, few will take long.  However you are both in this together so join her, ask questions and be supportive as she learns all about her body, the baby and what what to expect.

#4 – Snacks.  Pregnant women are HUNGRY.  We eat ALL THE TIME!  Help her by keeping yummy snacks on hand.  Fruit, veggies, dips, crackers and lots of cold beverages on hand.  I know very few pregnant women who don’t require a snack before bed to make it though the night.  Make sure you aren’t eating all her snacks and if needed, do that midnight run for her craving.  When Mama’s happy, everyone’s happy!

#3 – Foot Rubs.  Oh man, big fat swollen feet require a LOT of foot rubs.  Foot rubs and calf rubs are the most amazing things.  She is carrying more weight than her body has ever had to deal with and her body will take it out on her feet.  Provide regular foot rubs and calf rubs to help keep the swelling down and help her to relax.

#2 – Dates.  We women go through a lot in 9 months.  Our bodies get HUGE.  Our feet swell.  We gain stretch marks and it takes three times as long to awkwardly shave our legs for you, so please, please, please tell us we’re beautiful every day.  And for the love of all mankind take us out on a date!  She will be hormonal and may feel like a cow, but that doesn’t mean you should hide her away.  Take her out and make her feel like she’s as beautiful today as she has always been.

#1 – Ice Cream.  If your freezer is not full of a variety of flavors of ice cream, then you had better go tonight and get some.  Ice cream is a pregnant girls BEST FRIEND.  Stock up and stay stocked up.  And never judge her for how much ice cream she consumes.



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Friday 11th of June 2021

Wow, really helpful and inspiring, we are expecting our first child with my wife. It's a beautiful journey . Thank you for sharing πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ


Monday 22nd of November 2021

Congratulations! Good luck!

Allison Waken

Monday 2nd of October 2017

I hope you're already snuggling your sweet baby and if not, SOON! Those all sound so amazing I don't know that I could pick a favorite! [client]


Monday 9th of October 2017

Thanks Allison!

Liz Heath

Monday 2nd of October 2017

We like Kemps, also and it looks like you are enjoying yours.

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