Moms-to-be are constantly told babies change everything, and although the sentiment can be annoying, it’s also true. New moms have to let their body recover, adjust to fluctuating hormones, and take care of a tiny human, all while maintaining some semblance of sanity (at least some of the time.) And new dads face their own life changes and challenges, too. It’s no wonder that relationships sometimes falter during this life-changing, beautiful, and stressful phase of life. But rather than letting your relationship falter, there are ways to help your relationship after having a baby.
But what are the steps to take to ensure you two will stay strong post-baby?After all, new parents are stressed enough without having to feel disconnected from one another. Of course, the usual relationship advice — communication, compassion, and connection — comes into play here. You also have to be willing to put in a little work, even though you’re probably drained from diaper duty. But there are also some things that are particularly important for new parents. Here are the seven top tips to help your relationship stay strong after having a baby, so you and your partner can work together to provide a stable foundation for your beautiful baby.