Could this photo of my hubs be any more perfect?
Taken as a joke before 'we' were pregnant.
It's called Couvade Syndrome, aka Sympathetic Pregnancy, and it affects dads-to-be during and sometimes even after his partner gives birth.
Couvade Syndrome got it's name based on the French word for hatch and this type of sympathetic pregnancy can even change a man's hormones -- levels of testosterone, prolactin, estrogen, and cortisol have been reported as rising up to 80 percent.
I find this kind of sweet...my man is feeling the pains along with me. Awww -- or should I be saying owwww!?
Mr. Cafe Michele is suddenly a big fan of the nap, he wakes up a couple of times in the night, he's been having strange pregnancy dreams, and he's even sprouted a few pimples...and he never gets them. My skin's been a mess!
It's just too bad they can't actually deliver the baby, too right?
Has your partner experienced Sympathetic Pregnancy, too?