Do Men Get Pregnant? Video

Recent scientific research indicates that men undergo physical changes when their partners are pregnant. Some men even experience sympathetic pregnancy symptoms -- aka couvade. What can you expect when your wife of partner is expecting? The DadL...
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Brad: Your wife is significant, other is pregnant but you're noticing some strange changes in yourself moodiness, irritability and strange food gravies. Clay: Is it possible that you're actually becoming a pregnant lady? We'll ask the experts and get answers today in the lab. Brad: Today's lab is brought to you by the good folks over there BabyBjorn. Clay: You know it doesn't matter what kind of mood you're in watching this Travel Crib Light on for will bring a smile to your face, BabyBjorn. Brad: You know Daddy Clay, it is testament that the progress that we've made as dads that scientists are now studying what happens to men during your partner's pregnancy. Clay: Yes daddy Brad but these scientifical points aren't wrong and technical and wouldn't fit on Twitter. That's why we've asked the author of the Daddy Shift Jeremy Adam Smith also of the Greater Good Institute at Berkeley to summarize for us. Jeremy Adam Smith: During the past 20 years scientists have made new discoveries about the ways that men's body change when they become fathers. For example, men loose Testosterone and they gain Prolactin which is a hormone associated with breast feeding as well as Cortisol which is a stress hormone that helps new mothers pay attention to a baby's needs. So in many, many ways the bodies of mothers and fathers converge as they become parents. Brad: Now, I can see how some guys the loss of testosterone may be not such a good thing. Clay: Well, no I get it it's because you know pregnancy is potentially it's already something that's unknown, might be a little bit uncomfortable and the next thing you know they tell you your balls are falling off. Brad: But the most guys shouldn't be that scary. The good thing is about to make sense less hunting, more nurturing. Clay: Yes, and really who needs a thicker brow and more hair on your back? Not me certainly. Plenty loaded for bear so to speak. Now, maybe if you're -- the thing is interesting about this whole study is that it's almost like your own body is guiding you to be more nurturing. It's like evolution is telling you, it's time to be less aggressive and more caring. Brad: So in a way by taking care of our pregnant wives and taking care of babies we're doing what nature intended us to do. Clay: Exactly. Brad: So as you can see daddy Clay covet is a medically documented condition and it's nothing to be ashamed of. Clay: Your wife is pregnant. Brad: Yes. Clay: And you've been irritable and even -- Brad: That's all for us here this weekend in the lab. We'd like to thank our sponsors BabyBjorn mom and dad family baby gear BabyBjorn. Clay: You have covet. Brad: Dude I do not have covet. Clay: It's nothing to be ashamed of. Brad: You are fat. You are fat. You have man boobs. Clay: You have cankles and hemmoroids, you were talking about it. You have covet. Daddy Brad has covet. I wish you to come and support him and help him this time of his pregnancy.

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