Congrats! Someone you love is nearing their dude date and staring childbirth in the face! They’ve spent weeks dealing with nausea, heartburn, back pain, and a slew of other unpleasantries. And, hopefully, you’ve spent these close-to-40-weeks, more or less, helping them endure the trials and tribulations of pregnancy. Your work isn't done yet, though. In fact, there are plenty of ways you can help during the last week of pregnancy. I guarantee you, the pregnant person in your life will appreciate it
In retrospect, I wish I’d made a list of things my loved ones could have done to help me when I was pregnant with my son. Those last few days of pregnancy were filled with anticipation and restlessness, so a little reassurance via a few nice gestures would've been more than beneficial. Plus, I was having trouble getting around by that point, and having even more trouble remembering all the things I needed to accomplish before my baby arrived. Hell, I don’t think my partner and I had assembled all the nursery furniture a week before my due date. I know we definitely didn’t have enough diapers (apparently, there's no such thing as too many diapers).
Unfortunately, I didn’t have as much help as I would have liked or appreciated, so many things were left undone by the time I went into labor. Trust me when I say you do not want that to happen. So, how do you help out someone on their last week of pregnancy? Well, here's a start: