An expectant father in England is taking a leave of absence due to morning sickness.
No, not for his pregnant fiancée’s morning sickness. His own.
The Daily Mirror reports that Harry Ashby, 29, is believed to be the first man in the UK to be granted a leave of absence from work for pregnancy symptoms.
Shortly after Ashby’s fiancée, Charlotte Allsopp, 19, became pregnant, Ashby also began to exhibit common pregnancy symptoms. Ashby claims to have experienced morning sickness, strange cravings, back pain and weight gain.
His health suffered so much that Ashby had to take a leave from work.
Apparently, there is a real medical condition associated with Ashby’s bizarre symptoms. It is called Couvade syndrome, better known as sympathetic pregnancy.
Ashby says he can now sympathize with Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, who just announced she is pregnant with a second child and suffers from hyperemesis gravidarum, which causes acute morning sickness.
Ashby and Allsopp’s child is due to arrive on Jan. 2.
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