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Hormones and Their Role in Sympathetic Pregnancy


Published March 17, 2017

Men Experience Hormonal Changes During Pregnancy Too

It’s often the subject of jokes: the man who, during his partner’s pregnancy, gains “baby weight” along with other symptoms that parallel hers―nausea, backaches, food cravings, and sleep disturbances, to name a few. But it’s a real syndrome, and it’s not that uncommon. It even has a name: couvade syndrome, which comes from the French word couver, which means “to brood.” The term couvade has been in use since 1865, when anthropologist E.B. Tylor coined it to refer to male birth rituals practiced in cultures all around the world. But it’s now used to refer to the phenomenon more commonly known as sympathetic pregnancy. A number of explanations have been given for why sympathetic pregnancy occurs, but researchers have recently found that the physical changes in men may reflect their partner’s hormonal changes―and perhaps have an influence on their level of post-delivery involvement. Read more…

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