Birth stories: an account written by a proud new father in 1919
What was it like becoming a parent almost 100 years ago? Read one of our fantastic birth stories, this time from the early 1900s.
Having a second child and becoming a family of four
The arrival of a second child can make everyday life chaotic – or you adapt and find a new balance for your family of four.
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.”
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.
First-time dad – tips on fatherhood
For many men, fatherhood begins with the baby’s birth. But you can get involved at a much earlier stage. Advice from one of Sweden’s leading experts on gender-equal parenthood and fathers.
Birth stories: a dad’s view
Father-of-three Mikael gives us an honest and genuine account of what it’s like to be a bystander during childbirth and how it feels to become a dad.