Couvade

Definition of Couvade

Cou`vade´   Pronunciation: kŌ`våd´
n.1.A custom, among certain barbarous tribes, that when a woman gives birth to a child her husband takes to his bed, as if ill.
The world-wide custom of the couvade, where at childbirth the husband undergoes medical treatment, in many cases being put to bed for days.
- Tylor.

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