Woman is obviously pregnant. Her belly is growing, and with it changes her appearance, her approach to herself and the world, moods, habits, and needs. Everyone knows and accepts the future mother and her feelings. And what about the man? Man in pregnancy – is it possible ?
Even in ancient times the couvade syndrome ( couvade ) was known, the co-occurrence of symptoms of pregnancy in both women and men. It turns out that men who are about to become fathers may feel almost all the pregnancy symptoms : nausea, insomnia, increased appetite, hormonal swings and weight gain. The phenomenon of couvade syndrome can affect as many as two of three men, usually occurs in very light form, and all its symptoms disappear after the birth of the child.
The issue of pregnant dad was discussed with Monika Szostek Kwapień – mum of 5-year old Hania, editor and co-founder of the projects for parents – ciążowy.pl and urlopojcowski.info and Tomasz Tybon – dad of 2 -year-old Aleksander, an active supporter of parenting fathers.
Agnieszka Koziol – Kozakowska, owner of Nutri Centre – a specialist in nutrition and dietetics, will support the Ciążowy.pl as well as other Foundation’s projects related to healthy nutrition.
Nutri Center – Center for Nutrition and Nutritional Counseling deals with:
- organization of trainings, courses and conferences of a dietetic – medical topics;
- provides scientific support for nutritionists and physicians involved with dietary counseling ;
- prepares menus for institutional kitchens and diet catering;
- cooperates with various research centers and associations;
- takes part in scientific conferences;
- provides trainings.
Nutri Centre is in the Register of Training Institutions No. 2.12/00148/2011 and registered with the Regional Medical Chamber.
”How do you live when a child dies ? ” – Monika Biedroń – a mother who miscarried three times, co-founder of the ciążowy.pl and staraniowy.pl and Izabela Grzyb – psychotherapist specializing in prenatal and reproduction psychology were invited to take part in the broadcast in Radio Kraków.
“Women miscarries since a long time, but now one in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage. The trend is upward, but women are more conscious. However the topic of miscarriages in Poland is still treated as a taboo, because nothing happened, because nature wanted so, because there will be more babies. Only in two hospitals in Krakow mothers of Little Angels obtain the help of a psychologist, still there’s a lack of understanding on the part of medical staff, lack of burial possibility, despite the fact that since 2000 the Polish law permits it. We don’t know how to talk with these women, we prefer to remain silent about it and let them suffer alone.
But how to live, when a child dies ? How to support orphaned parents? What needs to be change in the approach of physicians and midwives?” Let’s break the taboo and start talking!
Guests: Izabela Grzyb – psychotherapist specializing in prenatal and reproduction psychology, Monika Biedroń – a mother who miscarried three times, co-founder of the ciążowy.pl and staraniowy.pl
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