Men and women's pregnancy. Similar symptoms at first?


Different studies have yielded surprising data. Men could experience symptoms similar to those of women, in the first phase, during the first trimester of pregnancy.

According to these experts, when a woman is in the early stage of pregnancy, her partner may experience different changes in decreased testosterone production, an increase in estrogen and prolactin, etc.. All of this can lead to vomiting and cravings, just like women.

Preparing for parenthood in pregnancy

The term that healthcare professionals are using is "Couvade syndrome". These studies have shown that between 10 and 65 percent of men that they are going to be parents show many signs of this symptom.


All most frequent symptoms They would be, in addition to vomiting and nausea, lack of appetite, or craving for some foods (the well-known cravings), rejection of certain foods and smells, intestinal problems and stomach discomfort, back pain, irritability, anxiety, etc.

The explanation for these symptoms may be the intense stress to which the man in the couple could be subjected, which would lead to these biochemical changes in your body, with hormonal changes, and even psychological repercussions.

It may also be the case that men gain a few pounds during this initial stage, in your partner's pregnancy.

Healthy habits in pregnancy

It is important that the man, like the woman, follow keeping some hobbies and engaging in enjoyable activities when pregnancy begins. You have to try to continue having time for yourself and not neglect or abandon those moments when the couple is without children.

La health and good habits also have to be taken care of just like before the children arrived, even more. The alimentación of parents influences that of the little ones in the house.


Image sources: The Diary of La Nena / Cmujer

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