How Pregnancy Shapes The ‘Dad Bod’



When a woman gets pregnant, the father often displays similar symptoms. What’s up with sympathetic pregnancy?

5 Pregnancy Myths Debunked: http://dne.ws/1Im7uX3

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Can I Feel Pregnant When My Wife Is?
http://health.howstuffworks.com/pregnancy-and-parenting/pregnancy/issues/sympathy-pregnancy.htm
“Imagine your stomach bloating as your wife’s grows, or the two of you ill at the same time with morning sickness. Up until recently, the medical establishment has ignored reports of fathers-to-be suffering everything from strange food cravings to backaches and weight gain.”

Stretch Marks For Dads
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2007/06/stretch_marks_for_dads.html
“Scientists have shown that normal, healthy, non-pregnancy-envying men often undergo real bodily changes when they’re expecting children. Research shows that male marmosets and cotton-top tamarins-primates that, like humans, split child-rearing duties between the mother and father-gain as much as 20 percent of their body weight.”

Testosterone, Estradiol Levels Drop In New Dads During Partners’ Pregnancies; Hormonal Changes Occur Earlier Than Once Thought
http://www.medicaldaily.com/testosterone-estradiol-levels-drop-new-dads-during-partners-pregnancies-hormonal-315148
“Some research has shown men’s hormone levels change with the birth of a baby, but according to a new study from the University of Michigan, these changes may occur before the baby’s even born.”
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