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.
Sympathetic pregnancy or the " couvade syndrome" also triggers such changes in men.