Can you imagine how strange it is for fathers-to-be to watch and support their partners through a pregnancy? I mean, my partner is male, so unless there are some serious medical advances made in our lifetime, I’ll never have the joy of seeing him grow a human. It was weird enough to be the one with child, so I can’t even begin to assume how powerless and confusing it is to support your loved one through pregnancy; to watch them change shape, size, and personality (thanks, hormones!) multiple times over the course of 10 months.
I consider myself lucky to have a super-supportive partner who was totally in my corner through every step of my pregnancy (especially that time he went on an emergency grocery store run for sausage and a Redbox rental of Frozen because nothing else had ever been so important since when were we going to have time to watch movies after the baby came anyway?), but even the most supportive partners can make mistakes. Nobody’s perfect, right? So, for these reasons, I’ve compiled a list of suggested questions that dads-to-be should avoid, unless of course, they want to upset their pregnant partner and TRUST ME YOU DON’T WANT TO DO THAT.