Personally, I loved being pregnant. While I enjoyed a smooth 40 (more or less) weeks,though, I was afflicted with some pretty extreme emotional reactions to the whole "growing a baby inside my body" thing. Sometimes I would cry for no reason, or lose my temper, and those reactions caused some tension between myself and my husband. In the hopes I wasn't the only one, I asked dads to describe their marriage during pregnancy and, to my pleasant surprise, was relieved to hear that I wasn't the only wife acting a little "irrationally."
Marriage is a living beast and, like all creatures, it needs certain things to survive. Even with these essentials in place, like communication and trust, the addition of a baby can complicated things. So while pregnancy can be ridiculously exciting, it can also present a slew of very real difficulties. In my humble opinion, there really is no greater challenge to a relationship than becoming a parent (not that child-free married couples don't experience their own set of trials and tribulations, because they certainly do). Having a baby can make you closer, sure, but that life choice ushers in a stressful time of responsibility and change. These changes can start as soon as you start trying to conceive, and last all the way through a pregnancy and well beyond postpartum life.
While it's not always easy to navigate the vast complexities of marriage while a partner is pregnant, it certainly isn't impossible either. Just take the following dads' words for it: