A Baby's Arrival Strengthens Parents' Love

A Baby's Arrival Strengthens Parents' Love

Last update: 09 March, 2018

A baby’s arrival doesn’t have to be synonymous with a couple in crisis. On the contrary, this relationship-defining episode marks the evolution and transcendence of the couple’s life together. It strengthens parents’ love as well as family ties.

However, everything depends on the attitude adopted by the parents. The emotional maturity of each parent to assume this change as part of life, without trauma and with great responsibility, all play into how a baby will affect a couple’s lives.

The birth of a baby is a blessing. But their arrival also means changes in parents’ habits and routines.  The baby’s arrival makes everyone’s attention revolve around them, leaving the couple’s own relationship in the background.

If this situation isn’t handled properly, the relationship could run into issues like falling out of love. Read this guide to get through the first days.

Here’s some advice to protect your relationship with your partner as you become parents together:

Tips to strengthening the couple’s relationship for the baby’s arrival

Getting pregnant to overcome a couple crisis is not a good idea at all

First, both parties must be clear that the decision to have children together should be something planned and agreed upon.

It must be a natural aspect of the couple’s evolution, based on a mutual desire to share, to materialize the love and commitment that each one feels for the other. Otherwise, things will turn out very poorly.

Deciding to become pregnant as an alternative or escape to facing a crisis is a terrible mistake. Be aware of this.


Your baby was conceived through teamwork and that’s what the nine months before birth should be like, too. Being parents takes two.

Therefore, the mother must include the father in the whole process, and allow him to participate. Thus, both will assume their roles without issue upon delivery.

The father must be aware that, especially in the first weeks, the mother and the child are the priority. Providing them with support and company is of utmost importance.

A Baby's Arrival Strengthens Parents' Love

Romance and sexuality

The diapers and baby bottles don’t have to remove eroticism and candlelight dinners from the picture. On the contrary, after routines have been established and the baby has a regular sleep schedule, parents can take advantage of this time alone.

They can reconnect with each other with a delicious dinner at home, watching a movie together or just talking like in the old days.

Maintain the attraction

The mother has gone through this whole hormonal roller coaster and is perhaps in the greatest state of vulnerability.

However, you should also make effort not to forget about yourself. Taking care of yourself, pampering yourself and not neglecting your appearance is important at this stage.

You are a mother, but above all, you are a woman and must take time for your well-being.

Take walks together

Parents don’t have to stay home until the baby reaches one year of age. On the contrary, it’s recommended to go out and take family walks in the park or on the beach. This will also stimulate the child and will be a special moment together for all three.

A Baby's Arrival Strengthens Parents' Love


Honest conversation is the most important thing to strengthen the parents’ relationship. Communicate emotions with assertiveness, without fear, and this will help overcome the crises that may arise.

Keep in mind that parents aren’t fortune tellers. If they don’t clearly communicate what worries them, the other person will not know.

Another key aspect is humor. A couple who enjoys laughing together is guaranteed to succeed.

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