If you’ve spent any time perusing pregnancy books or websites, or if you’ve been around moms for a significant amount of time, I'm sure you know that all pregnancies are different. I’ve known some moms who felt great the whole time, I some who struggled the entire time, and some who felt textbook versions of each trimester (I’m in that last category, for the record). My second trimester was my best, by far, but that doesn't mean the ways every grown-ass man can help when his partner’s in her second trimester, don't exist. Honestly, regardless of how any pregnant woman is feeling or how her pregnancy is going (though, for the record, I hope it’s going swimmingly for everyone), a grown-ass man is always willing to lend a helping hand.
I must give my spouse credit for remaining compassionate and attentive throughout my pregnancy with my son. I know he was glad to see me on my feet and eating everything in sight, but he still made a point to make me feel cared for, too. It’s been years since I was growing another human inside my body, and I’m still talking about the time he went on a store run for sausage (no apologies, I was pregnant) and also came back with a DVD copy of Frozen, just because. In my opinion, that tale deserves to be told repeatedly and with no apologies given. (Also, I’m nostalgic for the days when a random weeknight could turn into a movie night, but I digress.)
Honestly, my partner proved that it never hurts for a grown-ass man to try the following, especially when his pregnant partner is in her second trimester (and hopefully learning that pregnancy isn't the worst thing in the world. Hopefully.).