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Guest Feb 28, 2014 05:33:10 PM ET

Is anyone else feeling or having the same symptoms i'm having. mild headaches, dizziness, insomnia, anxiety, depression, loss of appetite, weight loss, itchy skin, mood swings etc?

Kenan curiel Nov 22, 2014 05:14:22 PM ET

I'm having the same problems as you.

Jarquez Mar 25, 2017 04:12:52 AM ET

I have the same thing except headaches and dizziness

Guest Jun 23, 2017 03:24:33 PM ET

Same with my baby father... what can he do to stop this because he can't manage and i'm going crazy!

Guest Jun 27, 2017 09:30:22 AM ET

Do you still experience the syndrome? i started feeling couvade the first week of trying to conceive.

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Guest Feb 23, 2014 05:22:13 PM ET

I've been suffering from couvade syndrome ever since my wife entered her second trimester. i've been having extreme anxiety attacks, i hardly sleep, i have lost at least 15 lbs, i sometimes feel like i'm running out of breath, and i'm going through depression right now. i have no idea what to do to feel better. i've been going in and out of hospitals and i just don't feel any better. she's due in mid-may.

Elizabeth Feb 24, 2014 08:55:53 AM ET

Hi! it sounds like all of your symptoms are due to stress, and understandably so. you're going to be a dad! it's an exciting time for you, but also a time where you have more responsibility, more things to think about and of course, to stress about. all of the symptoms sound like a result of the anxiety attacks. the trouble breathing, weight loss, and the not sleeping are all symptoms on anxiety. not everyone gains weight with stress. i lose weight, and fast, when i'm stressed. and i haven't always been that way. i did the same thing with going to doctors and hospitals 3 years ago. they never found anything, except vitamin d deficiency. i'm not sure where you live, but this has been a harsh winter, and many suffer from vitamin d deficiency which if it gets too low can make anxiety worse. my doctor was stunned. my anxiety stays in check by taking 4000iu of vitamin d daily -- especially in the winter. you might want to get your levels checked. also, do some research on how to practice relaxation breathing (or use the techniques given to your wife in childbirth class) and grounding techniques to get your attacks under control. make time for yourself, and do things you enjoy. i do hope you feel better soon!

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Guest Mar 6, 2013 10:01:19 AM ET

I been feeling weak from my wife pregnancy

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Abraham Oct 8, 2012 02:26:12 PM ET

My partner jus had our first child and im still feeling all thos symptoms with a head ache. my sons been born for about 3 days, just yesterday i threw up again nd startd feeling conjestion nd heartburn. im still worried because it says it should of gone away wen he was born, any answers please let me kno ive been worrying alot.

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stacey May 15, 2012 12:46:34 AM ET

I am very late but pregnancy tests are negative. my husband is experiancing tiredness nausea constipation and i crave a lot but never feel the appetite to eat although my mouth gets really watery! this would be my first pregnancy but idk if i am .i'm 4 weeks late

Guest Nov 9, 2016 09:35:34 PM ET

Have you had blood tests? even if you have, give it more time because i didn't show positive until 8 weeks.

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lebobang Sep 11, 2011 01:38:33 AM ET

Hi am pregnant with my first child and my boyfriend has a couvade syndrom and does not understand it at all ,but loves the fact that we experience the same feelings. how lovely .

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Paul Apr 24, 2011 11:26:49 AM ET

Hey jack trust me you are not alone mate...i have all the symthoms you have decribed and im so tired and dizzy that i havent been able to keep my bodybuilding routine up and have lost 3 stone as i have went off my daily diet..i used to consume 13 eggs in 1 sitting and now if i think of eggs i feel so sick. its totally mind blowing..7 more weeks to go and it feels like 7 more months..i cant wait for it to be all over so i can feel well again

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JACK PHAM Mar 28, 2011 07:03:13 PM ET

I am a 36 year old man, and it's my first child. since we found out that my wife was pregnant. i've got all sorts of strange feelings including headache, anxiety and i started to loose weight. i was so worried and even went to have my head ct scan. i don't have throwing up feeling but diziness, weird dreams, dry mouth during night, tiredness and sleepy all the time. basically whatever she's having, i can feel very much similar. i am not too sure that it's me or because it's couvade syndrome that causing all these symptoms. i am very worried. if anyone has any similar symptoms, please share with me. many thanks,

Guest Oct 5, 2016 04:30:14 AM ET

My husband experienced everything. dizziness, tiredness, toothaches, headaches, depression, and the whole 9 yards threw out the pregnancy with our third child. now it's happening again to him.

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al mohamad Dec 18, 2010 03:27:40 AM ET

Iam aman of 24years old ,am always expiriencing daily headpain and my wife shes pregnant,am suffering from these syndrome .

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Clare Nov 25, 2010 11:28:40 AM ET

Hi everyone! i'm a student nurse currently doing an assignment on couvade syndrome and it's so interesting to come here and read about all of your experiences!! having read through much of the past research it's amazing how many expectant dads seek medical help during the pregnancy and even end up having all sorts of invasive medical tests and/or minor surgery to try and diagnose the cause of their symptoms because health professionals simply don't know about the symptoms of this syndrome!! to think how many men could have been saved the hassle of having to have cameras put up both ends to try and find out what's wrong with them if the health professional(s) involved had known to ask one simple question in the first place: is your partner pregnant? i know some may view this syndrome as one that is trying to steal the limelight from the mother to be, but in genuine cases, where symptoms are not made up or exaggerated, it appears that these symptoms are involuntary in nature and are most prominent during the first and third trimester, with symptoms disappearing immeidately after birth or a normally a few days afterwards. so to all of you dads to be - don't worry!! your symptoms are completely normal, you are not alone in this, and they should go away once your baby is born! :d xxx

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