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Men with Pregnancy Symptoms

Was the sailor who gained so much belly weight that he couldn’t fasten his pants crazy, or just a victim of a psychosomatic disorder? When men complain of the symptoms of pregnancy, it is often called “phantom pregnancy” and considered to be a mental illness. But it’s more common than you think.

As many as 65 percent of expectant fathers report experiencing at least one “symptom” of pregnancy, studies show; more than 20 percent of expectant dads actually sought medical care because of it.

Scientists have now shown that normal, healthy men often undergo real bodily changes when they’re expecting children. What for years we’ve considered to be a disorder of the mind is actually a natural physiological reaction to impending fatherhood.

Research says that men’s hormones begin to swing when they are expecting a baby -often in sync with their wives’ hormonal changes. Read more about it at Wonderland. Link -via Not Exactly Rocket Science

(Image credit: Flickr user The Adventures of Kristin & Adam)

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February 20th, 2011

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