couvade syndrome


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couvade syndrome

n
(Psychiatry) a psychosomatic condition in which the spouse or partner of a pregnant woman experiences symptoms of childbirth or pregnancy
[C20: see couvade]
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And their suspicions that Harry might have been suffering from Couvade Syndrome - known as sympathetic pregnancy - was confirmed after they visited their GP.
Following an internet search, the couple thought Harry might be suffering from Couvade syndrome, known as sympathetic pregnancy - which was confirmed after a visit to their GP.
While couvade syndrome is considered psychosomatic, you never know if some men are faking it because subconsciously they just want to be part of the whole process of pregnancy," says child birth expert Divya Deswal.