My wife is 8 months pregnants, Im 23 years old and in good shape, she is 22 and good shape too. She has Scoliosis in her lower back though and at 8 mo. should be hurting bad. Not the case. I can barely put on my socks my l lower back hurts so bad, starting from my spine out to my hips.Started slowly these past two months
Is it possible for a family member (Cousin) of the pregnant female to experience couvade.?
yes it is very very real. i had the whole 9 yards, from nausea(not vomiting), backaches, headaches, weight gain and loss, change in sleep, disturbed sleep patterns, abdominal pains, tiredness, change in appetite, stomach pain, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, toothache, cravings, anxiety, depression, jealousy,guilt, mood swings, dizziness, itchy skin, and frequent urination i dont know whats wrong with me
From Silver Springs
I have read several books, like 'The Expectant Father,' and am beginning to believe this is real. I have been experiencing a lot of naseau. My fiance is almost 11 weeks along. She experiences a lot of naseau as the day goes on. I can eat and feel as though I haven't eaten as soon as I'm done. Or I can eat a very small amount and feel as though I'm going to throw-up. Is there anything I can do to help alleviate this. This is going to be my first child, my fiance's second. I'm involved in every step of the process thus far and am, maybe overly excited. I've been wanting children for the last ten years. Any advice would be appreciated.
couvade is very real i live about 2 hours from my pregnant girlfriend i have had every symptom you can think of ive had a appetite cant sleep bad dreams acne on my chest just alot of random stuff headaches weight gain sexual taboos the whole sha-bang it is well known and very real dont listen to people who say its in your head you do what the women your around is doing as im 2 hours away from her and have had suf happen that has never happened and stuff that i never really get on a regular basis like headaches and dizziness i assure anybody looking this up you are not alone
From a hormonal point of view, I think couvade syndrome seems perfectly explainable. When women are around each other all the time they become hormonally in-synch with each other, and start to have the same menstrual cycle. The same must be similar with a man, as his hormones synchronise with that of his partner's, and during pregnancy they start to share the same hormonal experiences. It makes perfect sense to me.
That sounds a bit dodgy to me! It IS called 'sympathetic' pregnancy, after all.
I'm researching Couvades (sympathetic pregnancy) for a TV documentary in the UK.
The reports I've read suggest that this is REALLY common- up to 80% of dad's to be experience some of the same symptoms as their pregnant wife.
I'd love to know if this is somthing that ring true with the dads-to-be on here? Have you experienced any strange aches and pains? Morning sickness?
I'd also love to hear from anyone who happens to be researching this themselves? I can be emailed on email@example.com o m
Is it possible to experience aborrent beharvior as well. That is to say that the father have sudden contempt for the pregnant wife?