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

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Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. James Okamoto
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Dr. Asha Kamnani
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Asha Kamnani
Dr. Asha Kamnani
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