Posted in For Dads, Pregnancy & Childbirth

First time Father, Wife in pain

My wife is hurting so much, and I feel helpless. She is 6 months pregnant. She claims they are Braxton Hicks contractions, and with her being very independent I feel absolutely useless to help her pain. Does anyone know of some tips I could use to help her manage the pain, or get comfortable to where the contractions are bearable?

  • Jenieze
    Apr 08

    My husband was in this exact same predicament of having to accept my pain but feeling helpless. The best thing he did was help me through stretches from (many require a partner to be safe) and they helped the intensity of my Braxton Hicks go down. Best of luck!

  • Christa
    Apr 09

    My husband would rub my stomach when I was pregnant with our first, and then have me sit or stand which ever I could do more comfortably in the shower, under warm water. Also she can do moist heat. Get a hand towel wet and put it in the microwave to get it warm and lay it across where it’s hurting. It could also be round ligament pain, which hurts like a bitch. I’d get those a lot too. Yoga is helpful too! Women are independent by nature, but being there and willing to help and understanding means a lot- even if you don’t understand, and just acknowledge her, and we may not tell you directly we appreciate it, but we do!!!

  • Julio
    Apr 19

    A bath with candles and foot rubs. Simple but effective