Birth stories: Our preemie miracle
Haydn still had another three months left in the womb when he was born by emergency c-section. As a preemie, he had a tough start to life but pulled through.
Overjoyed and terrified at the same time
“I called my mum after our first IVF attempt to tell her we might be expecting within a month. We both cried. She’d gone through a similar experience before she adopted me.”
“I’ve never felt so inadequate.”
“The first year was a nightmare. He cried constantly but there wasn’t a lot I could do to comfort him. He just wanted his mum.”
“I just wanted other guys to share that experience with.”
“Becoming a father is actually a big thing. But no-one asked me how I felt. The midwife only talked to my wife.”
New mum? What I wish someone would have told me
Mother-of-three Karla Reed has put together a list of 4 things that she wish people would have told her as a new mum.
Having a second child – the two under two club
When you have two under two, the common impression is that “you have your hands full”, but it doesn’t have to be that way: common sense tips can make all the difference.
9 things you need for a baby
A handy newborn starter kit with a personal touch from talented blogzine duo Marie and Isabel at Little Years.
You’re going to be a dad!
The pregnancy test is positive and you’re going to be a dad. Here are tips on how expectant fathers can get involved in childbirth and breastfeeding.