The interesting thing about pregnancy in the US is that it has become really ritualized. It has become a budget item. It has been sliced and diced to the point where people really just go through the motions.

This really is too bad because it can be quite a very trying and stress filled time in the lives of not just females, but their partners as well. If you don’t handle yourself properly during this very stressful time, it can send really negative turbulence through the rest of your relationship. It definitely carries more than its fair share of negative consequences if you are not careful.

This is why it’s really important for couples to look into prenatal massage counseling. Prenatal massage can go a long way in helping pregnant women get their old body back sooner rather than later. You have to understand that once a female gives birth, her hormones can really do a number on her. The roller coaster ride of hormone fluctuations, peaks, valleys, crashes and surges as well as depressions account for the reality of postpartum depression.

I don’t want to shock you, but it’s not really all that unusual nor unsurprising for a tiny minority of women to kill their children after they have given birth. That’s how harsh postpartum depression is and it has nothing to do with her. It’s not her fault because of the tremendous hormonal flare ups that are present before, during and after pregnancy.

These hormonal waves are no joke. Talk about a massive mood swing as well as physical symptoms. A lot of guys, sadly, are too eager to chalk up any hormonal issues to moods and other mental states. The assumption is that women are just feeling these things because of their emotional states. It’s all in their heads goes the dismissive thinking. Talk about adding insult to injury. Talk about a slap in the face. If you truly want to be supportive of your partner during her time of challenges, make sure you disabuse yourself of these toxic ideas. Seriously. They do more harm than good. They also give you assumptions that are very hard to shake off.

Do yourself a big favor and sign you and your partner up for state sponsored prenatal massage therapy. The great thing about this type of therapy is that it allows both partners to connect on a psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual level. You are both on the same page.

It’s not like she’s pregnant and you’re just biting your time and you can’t wait until this project is over with. Unfortunately, that’s how a lot of guys think. Pregnancy, ultimately, is their partners problem.

When you engage in prenatal massage, both of you are going to find yourself on the same page and this can definitely go a long way in ensuring that your relationship weathers the emotional storms and turbulence that you’re sure to run into before, during and after your partners pregnancy.