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SJKU 2020, 25(5): 93-103 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation the Incidence of Couvade Syndrome in Iranian Expectant Fathers
Arezo Heydari1 , Nourossadat Kariman 2, Farzaneh Ahmadi3
1- Student Research Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Associate Professor, Midwifery and Reproductive Health Research Center, Midwifery and Reproductive Health Department, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , n_kariman@yahoo.com
3- Department of Biostatistics, School of Para medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (231 Views)

Background and Aim: Couvade syndrome is a syndrome that the father, like the mother, during pregnancy shows some of the changes and symptoms associated with pregnancy. The aim of this study was to estimate the rate of this syndrome in Iranian expectant fathers.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study included 372 husbands whose wives were receiving prenatal care in the hospitals of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran from January 2018 to December 2018. Using a researcher-made questionnaire the participants were evaluated for the signs and symptoms of couvade syndrome. All the women were in the third trimester of pregnancy.
Results: On average, every participant experienced % 3.12 ± 3.61 of the common symptoms of pregnancy during his wifechr('39')s pregnancy. The most common symptoms in the fathers were stress and anxiety, decreased concentration, fatigue, sleep disorders, headache, and digestive problems such as increased appetite, heartburn, abdominal distension, and alterations in weight. In most cases, these problems occurred in the third trimester.
Conclusion: In the present study, it has been shown that men also encounter certain changes and problems during the pregnancy of their wives. Therefore, it seems necessary to pay attention to the fathers and their needs in order to help them to prepare for parenthood.

Keywords: Couvade syndrome, Expectant fathers, Iran
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2018/12/29 | Accepted: 2020/03/10 | Published: 2020/11/22
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heydari A, kariman N, ahmadi F. Evaluation the Incidence of Couvade Syndrome in Iranian Expectant Fathers. SJKU. 2020; 25 (5) :93-103
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Volume 25, Issue 5 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2020) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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