Learning that your best friend is expecting their first baby is almost as exciting as having your own. As a great friend, you’ll want to support your pal throughout the process. Furthermore, they’ll probably appreciate the help too.
Your friend is likely to receive help from family members, but there is no substitute for the support of a best friend. You have a responsibility to make the process as stress-free as possible. Not only will this benefit the mother, but it will help the baby too.
Here’s everything you need to know about providing great assistance during and after the pregnancy.
Tell Them What To Expect
During the pregnancy, your friend will attend various classes and speak to many professionals. However, the overload of information can sometimes get too much – especially when they are feeling comfortable. Your words of wisdom can provide a great lift as they look to maintain control.
If you are a parent yourself, then you can share your experiences to help calm their nerves. If you haven’t been through it yourself, you should take it upon yourself to familiarise yourself with the best tips. Together, you can make the perfect checklist to ensure a safe and comfortable pregnancy.
It doesn’t matter how you gained that wisdom. If it helps your friend, it’s well worth the effort.
Be There On The Day
In truth, there’s a good chance that you won’t be needed as a birthing partner. That role will be reserved for the father, or your friend’s parent. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t be useful.
Just being there can make a world of difference to your friend. Meanwhile, it can be a stressful time for the entire family. You can help calm their nerves. Even if you achieve this by fetching a cup of tea, your inclusion is vital.
And if you are needed as a birthing partner, make sure that you’re ready for those responsibilities.
Celebrating The Baby
Seeing your baby changes all parents forever. However, the baby’s arrival is bound to bring an extra joy to your life too. After all, you will be the surrogate auntie.
You’ll probably want to treat the newborn to a cuddly toy or sleeping aid. However, you should also look to celebrate this special moment with an item that will last a lifetime. Birth plates are a fantastic option for capturing the magic of their arrival forever.
This is the most amazing time in your best friend’s life. Those sentimental gifts are a great way to enhance it even further.
After the baby has been born, your friend will need help. One of the best way that you can do this is through being there. Paying regular visits will provide the adult company that your friend needs. Meanwhile, you can offer advice if they encounter any difficult times.
At the very beginning, the new parents won’t want to leave their child. Once they are ready, you should volunteer to babysit. After all, keeping the spark alive in a relationship is vital for both mother and father.
Besides, you’ll love the chance to spend some time with the bundle of joy.