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could a man feel the symptoms of pregnancy?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
No, but: A man can't be pregnant, so it follows that whatever he feels is not a pregnancy symptom. Do you mean a 'sympathetic' sort symptom with his wife? Interesting question, i've not heard of that.
Answered on Mar 15, 2019
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Dr. John Chavez
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37 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes, in some cultures, men experience couvade, which is an experience of pregnancy symptoms.
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