Label: Pregnancy for dads
A birth story from 1919, jotted down by a proud new father
What was it like to become a dad almost 100 years ago? Read this fantastic birth story from the early 1900s.
“I’ve never felt so inadequate.”
“The first year was a nightmare. Lukas cried constantly but there wasn’t a lot I could do to comfort him. He just wanted his mom.”
Overjoyed and terrified at the same time
“I called my mom 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 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 was positive and you’re soon going to be a dad. Here’s some advice about how dads-to-be can get involved in the birth and nursing.
Pregnancy for dads – some good advice
For many dads, fatherhood starts when the baby is born, but you can get involved during the pregnancy. One of Sweden’s most experienced lecturers in equal parenting and fatherhood offers some advice.
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.