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If you're pregnant will the baby dad eat as much as the mother ?

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Dr. Asha Kamnani answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Should Not: Some men will eat more during their spouse's pregnancy as there is more food around. But, hormonally there should be no change. It is just like some women will eat more in company as compared to when they are alone.

Answered 11/10/2014

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Dr. James Okamoto answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Depends!: There is no physiologic reason why the dad would eat as much as the pregnant mom, however some dads do gain wt during the mom's pregnancy! Some people have called this sympathy wt gain, but it probably has more to do with seeing the mom eating makes them hungry, or if she is snacking, he'll snack too to keep her company or because seeing the food makes him hungry too!

Answered 11/17/2014

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