15 Weeks Pregnant
Your Partner, She Is a Changin’
Many women feel their best during the next few weeks of pregnancy. Morning sickness is subsiding, your partner’s brain may no longer operate at its optimal level! Expecting women refer to this as pregnancy scatterbrain, and many experience it. Your partner could be in the middle of a sentence and completely forget what she was going to say, or become awfully forgetful about her keys, purse, or other things. Even though most women understand this muddled thinking comes from the hormone chaos they are experiencing in their bodies, it can be a strange adjustment for those who normally feel on the ball but are now struggling to recall the simplest of things.
You may find that you need to pick up some new responsibilities so she has less to worry about. If she usually handled the bills or other scheduled activities, offer to help out if she is having trouble remembering. If you can help her to avoid situations that make her feel “less-than-intelligent” you are really helping to make a difference for her. She needs you to help her feel better—not to remind her that she is “falling apart,” of course.
One warning: This may be only the beginning, however. Once your baby is born, you both will likely be sleep-deprived for some time, though at least you can share in the experience of being scatterbrained together.
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