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The truth about fatherhood – insights from four first time dads on pregnancy, birth and babies

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Being a hands-on working dad in this day and age is one of the toughest (but most rewarding) jobs around. From my own experience and what I’ve seen from others online, the vast majority of dads today are infinitely more involved in the parenting stakes than any papas that came before…

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Perceptions of fatherhood are outdated and have to change

Let me just come straight out with it. I firmly believe that dads today are more actively involved in their children’s upbringing than at any other time throughout history. And yet, despite modern man’s significantly enhanced co-parenting role, perceptions of what fatherhood actually entails remain stubbornly stuck in the past. In the media and advertising, in comedy, TV and films,…

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Our Birth Story – the day our lives changed forever

It was Thursday 25 August, eight months into our first pregnancy and everything was going perfectly to plan. We’d been in hospital the day before for our 36 week midwife appointment and all was well with the world. The baby was engaged and in the right position. We’d filled out our birth preferences in our maternity notes. And we’d even…

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Baby news…it’s a boy!!

I am incredibly excited and immensely proud to formally introduce you to our new baby boy, our son, Teddy, who was born on Saturday 27 August at 4:31am. So eager to meet you all, Teddy arrived much earlier than expected (three weeks and four days before his due date, on the first day of my wife’s maternity leave, no less!).…

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Making contact with your baby for the first time

For weeks I’ve been desperately trying to make contact with my baby…but at just 21 weeks old (and still encased within my pregnant wife’s now sizeable belly), this mission is proving rather more difficult than I originally expected. Sure, I can talk to it, sing to it, even occasionally prod it, in search of a reaction. But as yet, the…

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