A blog about premature parenthood (from a dad’s perspective)
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- Back to the grind: the agony of returning to work when your babies are in hospitalI’m lucky enough to enjoy my job, but when I returned to work while my sons were in the NICU, I ambled through my role in a state of fugue.
- The coronavirus lockdown gave me a second chance at paternity leaveOut of darkness comes light. It feels almost criminal to even think of this awful situation as a positive in anyone’s life. Yet the coronavirus pandemic and its trail of destruction somehow left the cards stacked in my favour. It gave me the unique opportunity to relive my paternity leave. Or to put it more […]
- This is how premature births and neonatal care can affect dadsWhen my sons were born, I had no idea what was going on. After nine weeks on NICU, this is what I learned about how dads can be affected.
- Interview: Natasha Borton on encouraging parents to write about their SCBU experiencesI caught up with Natasha Borton, poet, spoken word artist and mum to a preemie, to discuss all her neonatal experience and to hear more about the creative writing project it spurred her to lead.
- 8 ways for dads to bond with their baby in neonatal careBonding with your baby when they’re in an incubator is hard… but it is possible. In this post I’ll cover eight ways that dads can get involved in the NICU experience and start building a relationship with their newborns.