Post # 1
We had 2 new-parent couples over and both said their husbands gained 15+ pounds during their pregnancies. I’ve heard of other ways husbands have subconsciously picked up symptoms (urinating more frequently, food aversions etc) and wondered if you experienced/wondered about this. My hubby got nausea the other day but we weren’t sure if it was this or something he ate. 🙂 Boy, hope we don’t get a mood swing at the exact same time.
Post # 3
DH is having trouble sleeping……might be because I’m up constantly OR he is stressed but I like to think its his pregancy symptom 🙂
Post # 4
I read that 90% of couples have these sympathy symptoms, but my husband and I think this is so strange because he hasn’t had any symptoms, and he is a very involved dad-to-be.
Post # 5
my hubby has been eating more, which is actually good b/c he needs to gain weight. i think it’s just b/c i’ll snack throughout the day, which we never did before, and when he sees me with all of the snacks he wants some too.
Post # 6
This could all be random, but it seems like a strong coincidence to me – my husband def. gained about 10 pounds, but is losing it already. He also had gotten up several times in the middle of the night to pee something I never remember him doing before!! Oh yeah, and he had random back pain too. Men! 🙂 🙂
Post # 7
DH gained weight, but I think that’s because I brought all sorts of naughty foods in the house, and I was eating HORRIBLY while pregnant. Now I’m trying to eat more healthy and he is making it very difficult, because he’s so picky! (He won’t eat store bought rotisserie chicken, but he’ll eat it if I bake it…)
Post # 8
Mr. Dumpling didnt gain any weight. I gained 60 pounds though. Im so sexy right now with my muffin top and mom jeans.
Post # 9
I’m not sure about sympathy pregnancy symptoms
But, I could see guys putting on weight due to their partners changed eating habits, and even changed lifestyle. If your a couple that used to get outdoors and be very active together and then in the later stages of pregnancy you don’t have the energy to do what you used to so your partner stays in to be with you, that could play a huge part.
Post # 10
I just watched some of a program about this last night on ABC (the Australian Broadcasting Corporation..kinda like our PBS I think).
It’s a science show called Catalyst, you can watch the episode for free for 2 weeks if you go to http://www.abc.net.au/iview I’ll admit that I didn’t watch the whole segment..but it was basically about some research going on into whether or not men who experience the symptoms of sympathetic pregnancy also experience the hormonal changes. Sounds like pretty interesting research if you a big nerd like me 😀
Post # 11
Shucks, it said download only for the people of Australia!
Oh well…Thanks everyone for sharing your observations and musings. 🙂 It’s such a fun adventure, isn’t it?!