Is She Pregnant?
One mother-to-be first suspected she was pregnant when sipping a drink with her friends on vacation almost caused her to throw up. Another began to wonder if she were pregnant after her mother told her about a dream in which she, the daughter, was pregnant. It turned out to be true.
Sometimes it is a strange clue that makes her begin to suspect, but often it is your partner's missed period that is the first giveaway that your life is about to change. This time is filled with uncertainty. Should you begin to think about your new baby? Is it only a false alarm? The most reliable way for your partner to verify any suspicions of pregnancy is by making an appointment to have a blood test at her OB's office.
Of course, after the test, there is her first prenatal appointment to get confirmation. But in the interim, the uncertainty remains, leaving most potential parents swirling with questions that can't be answered just yet.
Patience is the key here—patience and trying to stay as much you can in the here and now. It is easy to get caught up thinking about your possible future, but remain in the moment, taking it one day at a time, and do everything you can to support your partner (make sure she's eating well, getting exercise, taking her prenatal vitamin, and getting plenty of rest). More likely than not, this is more emotionally overwhelming for her than for you right now. If she is pregnant, her body is being inundated with unprecedented levels of hormones that can truly affect her physical and emotional state in profound ways. She needs you very much right now, and the best thing you can do is be there for her.