Initially, relations with spouse tend to become stressed and tensed after the birth of a child. This is quite natural, since both husband and wife are trying to come to terms with their new roles and responsibilities. Both have their own expectations and apprehensions.
New fathers’ may be worried about the increasing expenditure and whether his earnings will be sufficient to provide for the needs of the family. They may also be apprehensive about what kind of fathers’ they’ll prove to be. In addition, they may be fearful of being left out as they see their wives’ devoting all the time to the new baby.
New mothers’ may be worried whether their husbands’ will share the responsibility of bringing up the baby or whether they’ll have to manage it all by themselves. They may be bogged by the continuous demands being placed upon her by both the husband and the baby. They may be apprehensive that the baby will interfere in their relations with spouse.
However, one needs to shed these fears, because if you share a good relationship then the arrival of the baby will only strengthen this bond, provided you sit together and talk about your problems and take out time for each other. This may seem like a daunting task but some suggestions can prove useful.