Pregnancy might mean a change in your relationship with your partner. Take the time to talk and listen to one another. Everyone’s situation is different, but what matters most for every child is to feel loved and secure. Remember, depending on your family situation, there might be additional factors to take in to account.

Some top tips:

  • An extra person will be coming into your lives and your relationship with one another might change. The routines you have just now might need to be adapted - establish early how you will both be involved and discuss this together.
  • Some couples say their sex life changes during pregnancy.  This is normal but sex during pregnancy is perfectly safe and won’t harm your baby. 
  • The early days as a new family can be stressful, particularly when you’re lacking sleep. It’s normal to feel this way. Try working together as a team and share how you are feeling with each other.
  • Everyone experiences some stress – it’s natural when things are changing. What is important is that you are aware of it and know how to deal with it.

Getting further help

If you feel that things are getting on top of you, call Breathing Space who provide help to people in similar situations.  There is also a free Relationship Helpline run in Scotland to support you with any relationship worries you may have.

Last Updated: 14 October 2014
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