Did you know that it’s not just pregnant women who get morning sickness? Prospective parents may also suffer from this. This is the finding of a new study conducted by Edith Cowan University) with 300 parents. The research showed significantly higher levels of anxiety in men whose partners had regular nausea or hyper emesis
According to the researchers, the more the pregnant woman feels bad, the worse the partner stays. And this usually happens especially with first-time parents. Scientists have found that for men, worries about work, family responsibilities, the health status of the fetus and the woman weigh heavily – and so many concerns can contribute to malaise. The researchers also stated that men in this situation can benefit from the support of a psychologist.
That is, if your partner is complaining about being as bad as you are, believe me – he may not even be cool. “Pregnancy does not change just the woman. Hormonal oscillations and emotional changes are not only in her. There is a whole dynamic, a two-way street: if she is nervous, she tends to get along, “explains Yuri Busin, a psychology teacher and director of the Center for Mental Health Care – Equilíbrio (SP). “A lot of people also have a hard time seeing someone throwing up and they’re starting to get sick, they’re shocked by that,” he says.
The psychologist explains that when this happens, the couple should talk to try to reduce the stress and nervousness related to gestation. And, of course, understanding of both parties is always very welcome.