10 Dad Might Seem Pregnant Too
A pregnant mom may roll her eyes when her mate complains of nausea, fatigue and weight gain. He’s not the one having all his organs squished to the side by a bowling ball, after all. But, sympathetic pregnancy symptoms have been shown, by research, to be a real thing.
It’s called “couvade syndrome,” which, in French, means “to hatch.” Studies show that if a man is adopted or has struggled with infertility, he has an increased chance of experiencing sympathetic pregnancy symptoms.
Just like Mom’s symptoms, though, Dad’s usually get better as the pregnancy progresses, so, ladies, be patient with your guy. Maybe while you’re out shopping for your maternity wardrobe, you can pick him up some bigger pants as well.