Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher’s new baby and relationship advice
The couple, who starred together on ‘That 70s Show’ from 1998 to 2006, and were a couple on-screen, became engaged in February after dating for two years. The pregnancy was announced in the spring. Speaking of the pregnancy, in July’s issue of Marie Claire Kunis said: “Two people are allowed in my delivery room. My doctor and my significant other. And he is staying above the action. He’ll be head to head. Not head to vag.”
So, we wonder, is this sound relationship advice for new parents?
When two become three
Having a baby can be exciting – and scary – for couples, especially when this is baby #1. Expectant parents often spend months preparing for the baby’s arrival – reading books, taking classes, baby-proofing the house – but they typically don’t think about how this bundle of joy is going to change everything. And we mean EVERYTHING!
To start things off, neither one of you is going to get very much sleep, especially during the first few months. The sleep deprivation that you both will endure will undoubtedly make you irritable, tired and unable to concentrate. You may also snap at each other more than usual. The stress is normal, and it’s important that you work through it together. So, as guilty as you may feel leaving your baby with a sitter or grandparent, do it, and regain your romantic connection. Go out to dinner and a movie. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, just get out of the house!
Bring sexy back
Having a baby usually wreaks havoc on Mom’s body and she’ll have excess baby weight after giving birth. In the months after having a baby, many women don’t feel sexy or attractive, and believe that their partners are no longer attracted to them. In most cases, this isn’t even true! So, what do Mom and Dad do?
It’s time to bring sexy back! You don’t have to jump back into bed right away – and that might not even be possible due to recovery time after birth – but you can do things together to rekindle that fire that once burned so bright. Stay up a little later than the baby to reconnect. Talk to each other. Don’t forget how you got together in the first place!
So, if it means making sure your partner stays “above the action” in the delivery room as Kunis says, so be it!