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What can you do to be a part of your partner's pregnancy? Be involved. Learn as much as you can about pregnancy and childbirth. Help your partner stay healthy. Choose healthy foods to eat and do something active with her every day. Quit smoking and don’t drink alcohol or do drugs around her. Understand that there’s a lot going on in her body--she may be moody or tired a lot. These are regular parts of pregnancy. And the end result is your happy, healthy baby!
Most pregnancies are healthy. But sometimes there are complications. Go with your partner to her prenatal care visits. Get to know her health care provider and ask questions if you have them. One way to help protect your partner and your baby is to learn the signs of preterm labor. If your partner has any of the signs, call her provider or take her to the hospital right away.
Most of all, enjoy your partner's pregnancy! It's an exciting time for both of you. Congratulations!