Middleton growing closer to Prince William during pregnancy

Kate Middleton has been in the spotlight ever since she announced her pregnancy, and it's no wonder. The Duchess of Cambridge, who is renowned for everything from her fashion to charity work, is constantly in the public eye. Now, she's given onlookers another reason to stay on top of royal news. As she reaches the latter half of her pregnancy calendar, Middleton has seemingly grown closer to Prince William, who is allegedly leaving his job to spend more time on his family, according to People magazine.

"They've always been close, but it is much more pronounced since she has become pregnant," Judy Wade, author, told the news source. "There appears to be  new, deeper bond between them."

Currently, William works as a Royal Air Force helicopter rescue pilot, but he hasn't announced what he will do once his job comes to an end this summer. There is an ample amount of speculation that he will not return to work and focus more on his wife, as well as his heir-to-be. A source told Wetpaint, a celebrity gossip site, that William is ready for "the next step" in his life - his role as a father.

Preparing for fatherhood
You might be ready for your new bundle of joy, but your partner may have quite a few butterflies in his stomach! It's no secret that a baby brings about a slew of lifestyle changes, and not everyone has confidence in parenting his or her first child. That being said, there are a few tips you can give your significant other as he braces for fatherhood.

First, let him know that he doesn't have to go above and beyond the call of duty to help out. Simply tell him that any assistance he can offer you once the baby arrives is appreciated. This may help reduce his stress level! Next, encourage him to talk to other men who already have children. This can give him some insight into what to expect, according to the National Center for Fathering.

Finally, give him the opportunity to bond with the baby. Let him spend a few moments alone with the child each day to establish the familial relationship and institute a sense of comfort.

How have you helped your partner adjust to fatherhood in the past? Have you grown closer to your significant other during pregnancy? Leave your feedback in the comments section!