Couvade syndrome

Lately I’ve not been sleeping well, often taking a long time to fall asleep. Waking up a few times in the middle of the night has also become the norm.

Not too long ago, I also started developing a sweet tooth, bulldozing through anything that’s sweet and savoury. Not too sure if the nauseous feeling after that had anything to do with the expiry date, but anyway … 

Then I learnt about this: Couvade syndrome. The French word is pronounced as “koo vard“.

According to Wikipedia, it is a condition in which an individual close to an expectant mother, commonly her partner, experiences some of the same symptoms and behavior as the mother near the time of labour. 

Symptoms include stomach pain, indigestion, changes in appetite, weight gain, diarrhoea, constipation, headache, toothache, cravings, nausea, breast augmentation, and insomnia.

Ahhh, no wonder!  So, Ben & Jerry’s, anyone??


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