A British dad-to-be has been signed off from work after suffering 'sympathy
morning sickness.' Security guard Harry Ashby is on sick leave after being
diagnosed with couvade syndrome — a condition that means he is physically
mimicking his pregnant wife.
The 29-year-old, native of Birmingham, claims he's put on 7 pounds, gained a
belly and endured back pain since his 19-year-old fiancée Charlotte Allsopp
"My morning sickness had prevented me going to work," he told media. He
also says he's been craving peculiar food combinations — much like an expectant
mom would be. "I'd ring asking Charlotte what she was having for lunch.
She'd say salt and vinegar crisps, and I'd be eating them at the same
time," he said.
The Mirror reports the former model has been on
medication for the symptoms, which started two months after his partner found
out she was pregnant. At first he thought he was suffering from a bug. But
further research, and a doctor's visit, revealed he could have couvade