My Birth Story – The Birth of Brock

P1070506After the birth of my first child, my son, I had been left feeling like I’d had no real role, like a spare part, and feeling guilty about not knowing how to support Steph through the birth… It was this experience which led to me founding DaddyNatal so other men got the support and information they needed to be the birth partner they wanted to be.

Several years down the road, this is the story of the birth of our third child, born at home, from my dad’s perspective.

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Stokke : The Dads Audit

Continuing the series on brands and dads, today I conducted my audit of Stokke to see if I felt they were using positive images of dads in their marketing and whether they were supporting their involvement. This is not about product review, this is about the company and their inclusion or not of dads in their marketing.

Before conducting the audit of their website I had a preconceived idea of what I expected to find and must confess I was wrong.

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Being a man talking about men on Radio 4 Woman’s Hour

Being a man talking about men on Woman’s Hour

I had the pleasure of being a guest on Woman’s Hour today (Tuesday 29th January 2013). The discussion was around Fatherhood at birth and in the early days, and we were considering some of the research which Tina Miller has recently highlighted in a piece for the Practicing Midwife.

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Fathers Day – The Real Story

How has the role of fathers changed in last century?

I have recently been involved in a research program by Laura King who tweets @fathersatbirth , the program has been called “from hiding in the pub to cutting the chord” looking at fathers and their roles, this culminated for me in a performance at Warwick Arts Centre and being a member of the discussion panel after.

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So what is a Babymoon and what comes next?

I have written before about the first days after becoming parents – notably in my piece Life with a newborn (those first few days), but  thanks to @chellemccann and a discussion we had on twitter, I thought Id write a post about BabyMoons, AND what happens when it’s all over…

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A Grand Challenge (If you have children could you ever imagine life with out them now?)

Having Spoken to Paul on twitter, I asked him to write something about their cause and what they are doing. I hope you will read their story and support them.

If you have children could you ever imagine life with out them now?

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Bump, Babies and Beyond with Myleene Klass and Yahoo

Today I was invited to the launch Of “Bump Babies and Beyond“. This is a web based series launched by Yahoo with Myleene Klass. Below I will publish the official press release but first I wanted to put my own comments on what I have seen and heard so far.

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