Couvade Syndrome? How interesting it is to know men can experience the feel of pregnancy too!
Couvade Syndrome or is not rare. You could hear people talking about its symptoms on streets, in café, hospitals, on family or woman magazines but in the term sympathetic Pregnancy. Maybe you haven’t heard this name yet.
We usually say men cannot get pregnant. That's true but it doesn't mean they can't experience being pregnant biologically in a short time.
Couvade Syndrome is a very interesting situation happening to the expected father while the mother's carrying the baby.
Wow! How could it be and how the symptoms?
How interesting it is if men can experience pregnancy for real!
The begins of Couvade Syndrome
There are many pieces of research for the development of Couvade Syndrome but they are all not 100% persuasive. However, it's sure this syndrome is involuntary and no one could have it by any means.
While some emotional syndromes are originated from long-term sickness, injury or mental stress, this Syndrome just comes randomly and you only know if you have it by the time it appears.
Studies point out that it could spread from a deep feeling of the expected father to the baby which he doesn't even notice. Or, the emotional attachment between the spouse is only one of the reasons.
Usually, we can see people have couvade syndrome in a happy and close-knit family.
During 9 months of pregnancy, the expected mother will experience 3 trimesters. According to records from Couvade in UK, Asia, China, Switzerland, symptoms appear in the first trimester but stop at the second stage. In some cases, it will come back in the last phase of pregnancy and possibly extend even after birth.
As we notice, it’s also the time when expected mothers grow some physical or mental changes because of pregnancy.
Referring to what expected moms go through their pregnancy, Men with Couvade Syndrome also share similar symptoms such as:
- Slight weight gain
- Altered hormone levels
- Morning nausea
- Disturbed sleep patterns
- Food cravings
- Toothache (usually at the last trimester)
- Growing stomach and breast
- Mood swing, low concentrate
- Memory loss (Usually after the birth)
The most popular symptoms could be changes in sleeping patterns and mood swings. Some can react very bad with food cravings while the women feel nothing.
That's an interesting part. Some women can carry babies with very minor changes if their partners have Couvade Syndrome. It's like the men are carrying all mental and physical stress during pregnancy.
Many people think of Couvade Syndrome as a good way that men can share a tough time with women. Apparently, it could help the father understand how hard it is to carry a baby in 9 months even though the symptoms are just a minor part of it.
That’s why we agree that men with this syndrome will love their babies and partners much more than men without.
Women have to spread some narrative tips to get their partner in the syndrome but usually, they are non-explainable and randomly effective.