Saturday, October 2, 2010

Couvade Syndrome

"Couvade syndrome, also called sympathetic pregnancy or (in the U.K.) phantom pregnancy, is a condition in which the husband or partner of an expectant mother experiences some of the same symptoms and behavior as the mother. These most often include minor weight gain, altered hormone levels, morning nausea, and disturbed sleep patterns. In more extreme cases they can include labor pains, postpartum depression, and nosebleeds.[1] The labor pain symptom is commonly known as sympathy pain."

Symptoms include...
Variations in appetite
Weight Gain
Nausea
Insomnia
Indigestion
Diarrhea/Constipation
Headaches
Toothaches
Mood swings
Backache
Itchy skin
Food cravings

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