Tag Archives: labour

A baby winter’s night

A baby winter’s night

A storm in remote northwestern America. A scared wife ready to give birth at 32 weeks. A hazardous light-plane journey over the mountains to the nearest hospital. In a must-read long-form piece, Bill Donavan, father to two adult sons and founder of Yoee Baby, vividly recalls his firstborn’s turbulent labour.

Baby blur

Baby blur

A barista with a driving test, some unexpected speed humps and the slow drive home – Terry Cornick shares the tale of the arrival of his first born Finnley.

Special Teddy

Special Teddy

Some toys are more special than others. For Daniel Lewis’ first daughter, a teddy bear gifted on her first day has led to an enduring bed-time bond.

A spanner in the uterus

A spanner in the uterus

Looking after a newborn is one thing, remembering to look after your partner is another. Sometimes it takes a traumatic event to remind new dads of this.

Hospital Green

Hospital Green

Christopher Askey wastes not a word in this unique telling of his fatherhood experience.

No Jacket Required

No Jacket Required

Is the birth of your first child an occasion worthy of a jacket? Apparently the answer is yes. And no.