Perks of pregnancy for dads-to-be

Pregnancy brings with it some perks for both of you

5 perks of pregnancy for dad-to-be

There are a few perks for dads-to-be during the pregnancy stage, here’s a few


There’s no doubt pregnancy can be tough on mums-to-be, morning sickness, don’t eat this, can’t do that, but there are some perks, nothing greater than growing your beautiful baby inside you, but you can also take a few months off worrying about that waistline. And while you enjoy these little perks, why not encourage dad-to-be to enjoy them too.

Here’s our helpful tips on how best dads-to-be can enjoy some perks of pregnancy.

1. Join in the cravings

If chocolate is your guilty pleasure, it’ll be a real sweetener if he picks you up some - which means the dad-to-be can indulge in his own love of the sweet stuff without feeling guilty.

2. Designated driver

Nights out will be cheaper with only one drinking, saving a fortune on taxis. Plus in the early days, men may occasionally have to ‘drink for two’ if you’re trying to disguise your condition on a night out with friends.

3. Contraception-free sex

Okay, you may not be feeling in the mood in the first few months but if you bloom in the second trimester then it’s win-win. Up to now, you’ve either been trying to conceive or trying not to - now you can just relax.

4. Weighty issue

Men may find it difficult not to gain a sympathy bump, particularly if indulging in the aforementioned chocolate cravings and boozy nights out.

5. Pride

Expectant dads have an air of achievement - a type of ‘look-what-I’ve-created’ smugness that is unique to their sex. Let them enjoy this short burst of macho pride, it’s a bit caveman-esque but harmless enough.

For other important and interesting information surrounding pregnancy and birth, be sure to check out our general Pregnancy information hub, our first pregnancy steps advice or our pregnancy week by week guide at 

Perks of pregnancy for dads-to-be