One struggle that many women have is that their partner does not properly understand the struggles of pregnancy. In some cases, you partner may seem almost over protective, accommodating every whim. In other cases, you partner may be the type to expect you to overcome the challenges of pregnancy as quickly and quietly as possible. Sometimes the intricacies of pregnancy are just too much for them to comprehend, especially since they are not experiencing it first-hand.
Gestational diabetes can add on to your pile of complicated issues to deal with in your pregnancy. Especially if you have made big changes to the food that you keep in the house, or the way you eat meals, your partner might be feeling overwhelmed, and therefore might seem less than understanding of your plight. Often times, your partner just might not be feeling as connected as you are to the pregnancy, since after all your maternal instinct has already kicked in while you grow the child inside of you. [Read more…]