Are there any women out there who didn't experience at least a little stress and discomfort during a pregnancy? Please show yourselves, and then just come to my town for a coffee date so I can hang out with you, learn from you, and figure out what kind of vitamins you take or juices you drink or whatever magical thing it is you do, because (in my experience) growing a baby is not easy. I leaned on my partner in a number of ways, which is why I'm so glad that he is, in fact, a grown-ass man who helped during pregnancy.
Of course, I can't speak for every pregnant woman out there, but I think there are a few general things that men can keep in mind when it comes to helping their partner through those 40+ weeks. I'm fair enough to admit that it might be difficult for cisgender men to know exactly what it is their pregnant partner needs. After all, there's no way for said men to experience pregnancy for themselves. However, just because you can't live it, doesn't mean you can't help your partner go through it.
Does every pregnant woman expect her grown-ass partner to read her mind and instinctively ease every pregnancy woe that may befall her? Of course not (although that would be nice, gentlemen). However, she does expect a grown-ass man to help with pregnancy, and make her 40+ weeks as a pregnant woman as pain-free and easy as possible. So, grown-ass men the world over, if your partner is pregnant and you're wondering how you can help her through arguably the most exciting, exhausting, trying, joyful, miraculous and kinda gross time in her life, here are a few suggestions: