A baby is the best gift life can give you. The presence of a child will definitely usher in happiness in your life. However, you need to follow certain rules to ensure that when the baby arrives in this world, it should be a perfect place for him or her.
A couple should ideally have a healthy relationship before the birth of a child. Give yourself some time to bring that positivity in the relation. The child will obviously draw that innate power from you only and if you learn to respect each other, the child will become a better human being from day one.
It is never good to fight in front of a child. If you have some unresolved issues, it is better that these are dealt prior to the time, the baby arrives in the family. The pressure of having a baby around can also complicate the situation, if all the pending issues have not been resolved before the birth of the child.
It is said that a child learns from their parents only. You should be mature enough to clearly and calmly communicate among yourself. This will not only help the child when he or she arrives but will also help the mother soothe her senses. She does need that calmness and peace in her life and if both the partners have understood the power of good communication, it will definitely help the child when he or she arrives in your family.
This is certainly one area in which progress should be made in advance. Post the birth of the child, the father should also take some pro active approach in caring for the child. It is better if both of you decide your roles in advance so that the initial months for the baby are smooth enough. Any commotion at a later stage will not benefit any of you.
You will have to adapt to a lifestyle change, once the child is born. The mother will obviously be busy with the baby so the father has to cater to all other work which previously the mother was intended to do. The lifestyle change is imminent and you should keep all channels of communication open since eventualities always arise when life changes and this is especially true when a new baby arrives in your home.