Our first child is in the making, and my wife is having a decent time of it. She has some bad mornings with morning sickness and the like, some days of being really tired after "not doing anything," and all the weird aches and pains that come with a little thing growing bigger inside you. What can I, the father-to-be, do to make her life easier/more comfortable?
Because this is our first kid, she doesn't know all of what to expect. She has the What To Expect
Droid app, so she knows that most of her new aches and pains are baby-related, but it doesn't seem to give a lot of advice on how to stretch, heat or cool those pains away, feel more energetic after a slow day of being a baby incubator, or things of that sort.
We've had the usual check-ups with a midwife and a baby doctor (I'm sure he has a better title, but it eludes me at the moment), she's taking her prenatal vitamins and folic acid, and everything looks to be going well inside.
The unpleasantness seems to be well within the typical range of pregnancy experiences, but Mrs. flt is 4.5 months pregnant at this point, so we're guessing all those weird aches will only get more significant, and I'd like to help any way I can. She has a couple of microwavable hot pads for her neck and forehead that I heat on request, and I massage her back, but are there stretches I can help her do? Thanks!
And if there are any related threads, please do point them out. I didn't see much from my cursory search.