Birth

Read about more birth experiences

  1. Your experiences: giving birth in the pandemic

    Priya has shared her experiences of how she felt anxious being pregnant during the pandemic on our website, and how she dealth with that sense of uncertainty. Here, she tells us what it was like giving birth to her baby girl last summer, and what the ongoing restrictions meant for her experience.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Your experiences: My two dads

    Chris and Mike tell us about the birth of their daughter through surrogacy and how the trials of parenthood are universal.

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  7. Your experiences: Pelvic organ prolapse

    One mum bravely tells her story of pelvic organ prolapse and how she found support through NCT's Shared Experiences helpline.

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