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cou·vade

(kū-vahd'),
A custom in certain cultures in which a man develops labor pains while his wife is in labor and then submits to the same postpartum purification rites and taboos.
[Fr. couver, to hatch]
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sympathy pregnancy

A condition in which a man simulates some features of pregnancy (e.g., morning sickness, constipation, diarrhoea, toothaches, mood swings) as a cultural phenomenon by primitive tribes (e.g., the Tchambulis of New Guinea), to symbolically share the suffering of a pregnant women.
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cou·vade

(kū-vahd')
A primitive custom in certain cultures in which a man develops labor pains while his wife is in labor and then submits to the same postpartum purification rites and taboos.
[Fr. couver, to hatch]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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That's when the doctor told me about the concept of sympathetic pregnancy," Joshi says.
In men such male sympathetic pregnancy phenomena has been referred as the <<couvade syndrome>> (Klein, 1991, see also Storey, Walsh, Quinton, & Wynne-Edwards, 2000), which includes weight gain and other somatic symptoms.
The study indicated that men who exhibited signs of "sympathetic pregnancy" had more prolactin and sharper drops in testosterone than those who didn't have such symptoms.