Pregnancy simulator lets couples share the experience

Men can't have babies and don't understand what their pregnant wife is going through. But a new product from Japanese researchers gives them a taste of what it's like to be with child.

It's a pregnancy simulator called the 'Mommy Tummy' and it lets daddy experience pregnancy.

The simulator pumps warm water into a plastic bag that expands by the minute. In just 2 minutes, men go from not pregnant to full term. It even imitates the movement of a kicking fetus, and responds to movement and touch.

The idea is to help men empathize with pregnant women, not to discourage a couple from getting pregnant.

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