Your experiences

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

  1. Your experiences: being a motherless mum

    Sarah shares her journey as a mum without a mum. How it’s made her stronger but also what she’s missed out on and what she’s doing to support other women like her.

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  2. Your experiences: suffering with hyperemesis gravidarum

    Charlotte Howden suffered with such severe sickness during her pregnancy, that she would even vomit when she swallowed her own saliva. She now campaigns for more awareness about the debilitating condition hyperemesis gravidarum.

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  3. Parenting in the pandemic: Hannah’s story

    On our website, we've been following the experiences of Hannah and her partner, and her children Wilf and Theo. Here she tells us what it's been like parenting a newborn baby and a three year old during the pandemic.

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  4. Your experiences: adopting as Dadda n Daddy

    Andi and his husband Darren adopted their daughter, Lucy, not long after she was born. Andi talks through why they made their decision, and what the experience has been like for them.

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  5. Pregnant in the pandemic: Ben’s story

    Here Ben tells us what pregnancy was like for him and his wife, how the pandemic changed (and didn't change) their birth experience plus his tips for other dads-to-be.

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  6. Your experiences: being a mum with breast cancer

    Sara Liyanage was a busy working mum who juggled her job, the school run, housework and play dates – until she found out she had breast cancer. She tells us why she wrote a book, Ticking off Breast Cancer, about her experience from diagnosis to treatment.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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