Changes to Relationships During & After Pregnancy

Pregnancy brings a range of changes, hormonal changes may lead to worry, mood swings and later tiredness and sometimes exhaustion.

Not surprisingly, your relationship and what you do together are likely to change with the arrival of the baby. Some parents find they are too tired, so they don't want to do much, or they get irritated over things that would not have bothered them before.

New parents can also find that their attitudes towards aspects of parenting can vary enormously. Issues such as sleep, feeding, discipline and when to seek help are all common issues that you can fall out about. Obviously, the way that you deal with disagreements is important. If you are able to discuss, compromise and sort out issues, parenting is likely to be more straightfoward. If you both have strong opinions, and find it difficult to compromise, then it may be harder to sort out disputes.

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