Take time for yourself and your partner

You may sometimes feel your own needs are being overlooked as you devote yourself entirely to your baby. At other times she will bring you great joy, giving you a boost of energy and making you proud of her and yourself.

When you feel the need, treat yourself to a special outing or a day off with your partner. Continue to share your favourite activities and make plans together. Enjoy yourselves!

Communication is key to nurturing your relationship as a couple. Pregnancy and the birth of a child bring big changes and require both parents to adapt. Talking about your feelings, your worries, and your happiness during this intense period can help keep you close.

If you’re a single parent, it’s also very important to take care of yourself. A nice hot bath, a meal with friends, or a special outing can be a wonderful break.