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    Default Words of encouragement

    Question; what do you say to your pg DW who's 8.5 months pg.. For words of encouragement?? She is def "over it"

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    I think it's great how considerate you're being.
    Maybe offer her a massage or run a bath, remind her how beautiful she is, talk about the future and how excited you are about the baby, let her know you're there for her and her needs, even if it's just to lend an ear.

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    I wish I knew, I'd ask my DH to say it to me!! I'm 39 wks and over it too. I just keep telling myself that whatever happens, it's not long now until I get to meet this little person I've been making

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    Oh yes... everything mum2b09 said! I'll have to show that to DH

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    Apparently things like "it's not long now" and "you're almost there" are NOT words of encouragement... I'm confused..

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    I would tell her how you are in awe of how she has nurtured herself and the baby over the last 39 weeks. I would reassure her the end is in sight. Ask how you can take some pressure off. What still needs doing? And others have said offer massages, to run a warm bath, cups of tea...

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    I am 37 weeks and my DH has been absolutely wonderful.

    It's more actions than words. Giving massages, cleaning, just being there for a hug.

    Also talking about baby and even practical things like explaining that what he plans to do when baby arrives with doing laundry and baths and nappy changes.

    Good luck!

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    I think it shows a lot that you are here asking - I hope she appreciates what you are trying.
    My DP does things like offer massage, run baths for me, tells me how beautiful I am (that one usually happens when I am whinging about stretchmarks), tells me I have done an amazing job so far, etc.
    Sometimes none of these things work and I just need a shoulder to cry on, but I always appreciate the efforts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busy Bee View Post
    It's more actions than words. Giving massages, cleaning, just being there for a hug.
    Unfortunately I don't have a partner, but this is what I would love. Helping around the house and taking over the shopping/washing/cleaning would be a complete dream! I'm only 20w now, so bump isn't really in the way yet (I can still tie my show laces!!) but I can see it being an issue to do the things that I normally do without thinking when bump is big.

    Good luck!!

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    I already do heaps of washing, cleaning, sorting, cooking (roast seem to work better for me), shopping (even though I get completely lost in Coles) and garden work etc, on top of my shift work. I have also been giving massages quite regularly (even though at this point im completely exhausted myself) I just wish I knew what to say to help..

    What I would expect of normal encouragement (you're almost there, not long to go etc) are forbidden.


 

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