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Fathers also experience pregnancy symptoms

Moms-to-be experience a whole lot of symptoms when pregnant, from nausea to mood swings , but how much do you know about the symptoms soon-to-be fathers experience?

Chances are, if you are expecting, you might possibly be sharing symptoms with your partner. Read on to see if you have ever experienced any of the below symptoms before:

1. You might experience anxiety.

Most men experience restless nights, heartburn, and fatigue while their partners are pregnant. It turns out this is because some men are much more likely to share pregnancy worries with their co-parent-to-be than others.

2. You might experience nausea

Men can also find themselves experiencing nausea and or running for the toilet. But for males this can be the result of the anxiety as well as changes in diet. It is more common for men who eat to relieve stress.

3. You might experience mood swings.

While hormones increase mood swings, nerves are the cause for both men and women. As some of you have realised already, having a baby is a huge change, and your life will never be the same. It is already changing, which could lead to less sleep and even more mixed emotions for you.

4. You might experience changes in sexual appetite

During pregnancy, a woman’s sex drive becomes unpredictable, it is also the same for males. Some soon-to-be fathers are turned on by the changes in their pregnant partner's body, while others may find the changes a reminder of the responsibilities. Some men find themselves having more engery by the idea of having a baby, while others are exhausted just by thinking about it. And some parents are just too scared about hurting the baby to even think about having sex.

Remember there are many other ways to be close to each other and keep the fire alive without touching at all. A few ideas can be cuddling and watching a movie, or just simply having breakfast together. The important thing is to find ways to share affection with your partner.

5. You might gain some weight

A bigger belly is what's expected from a mommy-to-be, but why is do some men gain weight during their partner’s pregnancy? This is likely due to cortisol, which is called the “stress hormone” because it’s secreted at higher volumes when one becomes anxious. Cortisol regulates insulin and blood-sugar levels, so your body may think it’s hungry when it’s not. Causing you to eat more and gain.

6. You might experience aches and pain

Most men consistently report backaches, headaches, leg cramps, and other pains in various studies on pregnancy. Some men even report experiencing pains in the same places at the same times as their partners. The cause for this symptoms is unknown.

Father's to be need to understand that all this worrying is natural and to take things one step at a time. There’s no such thing as a perfect parent, and learning to accept that now is definitely the great practice for when baby finally arrives.

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