There were plenty of things that surprised me about pregnancy, but the one that took me for a loop was how my husband experienced his own set of symptoms. I don't know whether it was psychological or his way of going through each pregnancy with me, but my husband seemed to go through the weeks in his own way.
After talking to other moms about the topic, it seemed as though we weren't alone. Plenty of men experience pregnancies in a variety of different ways and go through each of the trimesters with their wives. One woman said that her husband gained weight right along with her while another complained about backaches and sore joints, sleepless nights and unusual cravings, right along with his wife. I was surprised to learn that this series of symptoms has its own name - Couvade syndrome, a.k.a. sympathetic pregnancy - and is in fact a common occurrence!
Weight gain? Check! Sleepless nights? Check! Unusual cravings? Check!
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