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Men Fall Pregnant Too! 

A look at the phenomenon known as Couvade Syndrome 

 

Introduction

An Historical Perspective

Couvade in the Modern World

  

 

It's true!  Men also get symptoms of pregnancy, anything from tooth ache and

back pains to swollen bellies and birthing pains.

 

The name of this strange sounding phenomenon is "Couvade" and is derived from the French word 'Couver' which means 'To Hatch' in English.

 

Couvade comes in two forms.  In one manifestation it is brought on by the expectant father through his own actions and is associated with a cultural ritual. 

 

In the other form, symptoms arise in a psychosomatic manner (a physical disorder caused by emotional factors).  This is the form that is usually found today in the western world and it is much more common than people think.  As many as 80% of all expectant fathers will experience Couvade in some form or other.

 

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