Your experiences

NCT members share their experiences of pregnancy, birth and parenting here

  1. Your experiences: what does every new dad need to know?

    We talk to dad blogger Stuart Hood about his top tips for new dads and the challenges he’s faced on his parenting journey.

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  2. Your experiences: what’s life really like as a midwife?

    We talk to Leah Hazard, midwife and author of new book ‘Hard Pushed’. She tells us about the highs and lows of being a midwife, her top tips for parents-to-be and her NHS wishlist.

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  3. Your experiences: my motherhood library

    NCT Matters editor, Sanjima DeZoysa, reflects on her parenting journey and why we all might need a 'mum on board' badge some days...

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  4. Your experiences: dealing with my wife’s depression

    One NCT dad tells us about his wife’s bipolar depression, how he coped and his advice for other dads

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  5. Your experiences: The third degree on third degree tears during childbirth

    Helen Taylor talks about her recovery from a third degree tear during the birth of her son Flynn

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  6. All My Worldly Joy: Coping with PTSD after childbirth

    Laura Wood tells us about writing a book about her battle with post-traumatic stress disorder following the birth of her son

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  7. Your Experiences: Being a mum with an eating disorder

    Christina Kelly tells us about managing eating issues while caring for her children

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  8. Your experiences: Why I set up a charity for men with PND

    Mark Williams supported his wife through severe postnatal depression – only to fall victim to it himself. He tells us his story and why he’s fighting for dads with post-birth mental health issues

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