It seems like a funny topic and when we talk about it it ends up being even funnier for not being something so expected or considered common. But contrary to what we imagine, this fact happens with great frequency, it is just not much talked about, perhaps by men feeling embarrassed. But after all have you ever seen a man pregnant or being clearer, experiencing some symptoms of pregnancy ?
Research indicates that at least 54% of parents currently end up with some of the common symptoms of pregnancy, be it nausea, weight gain as in some cases more isolated even breast milk. But this is linked to the fact that the father is present body and soul during the gestational phase, and is involved so much and in such a deep way that he is able to share even the symptoms with the future mother. Considered to be a psychological pregnancy, the “pregnant man” does not need psychological help, unless he crosses the limits and ends up affecting and disrupting family ties and coexistence. The event of the pregnant man is also known by medicine as couvade syndromeor popularly as sympathetic pregnancy. Where in addition to participating in each moment of pregnancy, he had accompanied the woman feeling the symptoms as well. Anxiety about paternity can be linked by these symptoms, that when waiting so long for the event, when it occurs, one feels literally pregnant. Weird cravings, weight gain, morning sickness, tenderness and crying can occur, and even feeling the baby move.
Participating in Pregnancy
As we mentioned above, the daddies who usually get “pregnant” with their women are those who want to go through every moment, discovery and development with their partners and really experience motherhood or fatherhood rs. But there are other ways to be involved and to participate actively in the gestational step by step. Accompanying the expectant mother in prenatal consultations , for example, is a great option that in addition to keeping the companion company, will know how the pregnancy progresses with each visit. Accompanying prenatal exams , especially on ultrasounds, is also a way to keep up with and see up close, your child in full development including heartbeat which is something inexplicable and exciting to witness.
It is beautiful and exciting to see a father getting involved, giving himself up and actively participating in the pregnancy. It just shows how much I have been waiting for this moment and how good a father I will be. The fact that the father feels like a “pregnant man” is somewhat unusual, but it only shows the real delivery of feelings, anxiety and hopes that this man is generating with his baby. As reported, the situation does not require a psychological or therapist, as long as this involvement is not disturbing the family life and the father is not interrupting or even disturbing his professional life due to pregnancy. Pregnancy is a magical moment and should be enjoyed every second, of course without excesses and exaggerations so that it is still a beautiful and healthy moment and becomes something of concern. The fact that the father gets sick and feels “gestating and generating” can believe it, it is a common thing, but not so publicized and informed because it does not seem normal. But if you future dad is going through this phase, enjoy, experience and accompany him through this phase until the birth of your baby and not listening to other people’s jokes, after all it is a unique moment for the woman and why not for the man too ?
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.