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Old 06-21-2006, 10:03 PM - Thread Starter
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Maybe you've heard of those medical studies showing that fathers-to-be have elevated estrogen/progesterone levels and the pg symptoms that go with it. Well, I've got a DH who develops weird symptoms almost as soon as I conceive. His libido disappears overnight, he gets odd food cravings at night (egg rolls at 11pm is his current favorite) and food aversions, headaches, queasiness and exhaustion. On some days, his symptoms are much stronger than mine! How about your DH? Or am I the only one?

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No, but my DH gets a preggers gut....and his took longer to lose than mine did. He is currently trying to lose his last preggers gut adn DS is almost two!!

His other symptoms are non-existant though.

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The father to be has developed some nausea and vomiting due to the pregnancy... but that's all because he's stressed out about it and a wee bit scared.

He has the sore back thing going already, but that's due to a mosh pit injury that happened right before conception. I'm really frustrated because now I won't be getting any! His doctor says he can't aggrivate the injury, and even alternatives are difficult. I'm cut off!!!! WAAAAAHHHH!
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My DH gained over 20 lbs during my pregnancy! He jokes that he doesn't have breastfeeding to help loose it so it's not fair He seems moody to me but that is probably MY hormones talking there!

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I forgot about that Not this time around, at least yet!
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Not this time. Last time my husband gained 11 pounds during my first trimester - to my 8 pounds.
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you know I never realized it.. but.. he has gained weight.. he is tired all the time and somewhat short tempered and moody (mostly job related but I get the spill over) hmmm.. if his back starts to hurt and he gets the preggo waddle we are in trouble!
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you know I never realized it.. but.. he has gained weight.. he is tired all the time and somewhat short tempered and moody (mostly job related but I get the spill over) hmmm.. if his back starts to hurt and he gets the preggo waddle we are in trouble!
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you know I never realized it.. but.. he has gained weight.. he is tired all the time and somewhat short tempered and moody (mostly job related but I get the spill over) hmmm.. if his back starts to hurt and he gets the preggo waddle we are in trouble!
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DH is tired all the time, but i think that is from helping me out. He does put on the weight with me though, but he is so skinny that it looks good.
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OMG yes. Anytime I say anything about my tummy hurting or feeling nauseous, DH speaks up with "Me too. My stomach has been killing me all day." I know its sounds mean of me but I don't think its sympathetic, just..... you know what I am going to say..lol
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My husband is fine, but my 3yr old, who seems completely fine otherwise, keeps complaining of being nauseous too. It's a mystery...
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Ah, I wish! topping my list of "symtoms" would be having him lactate so that he could nurse our ravenous toddler!
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