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a primitive custom in certain cultures in which a man develops labour pains while his wife is in labour and then submits to the same postpartum purification rites and taboos.

Origin: fr. Couver, to hatch

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Re: mammary gland of male in mammals

... in prolactin. Depending on the emotional involvement of the male partner, he will start to experience sympathetic pregnancy symptoms called "couvade". Very close to the birth of their child, men also have a spike in prolactin--it has other effects on the system besides simply producing ...

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by Annij
Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:47 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mammary gland of male in mammals
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