What It's Like To Become A Dad For The First Time

"It still comes as a complete surprise."
thriving families

Every minute, a baby is born in the UK.

In 2014 alone, there were more than half-a-million live births in England and Wales.

While mothers bear the brunt of labour and all that it entails, how do the first-time fathers feel about the entire process?

Three dads sat down with us and revealed what the experience was like for them.

This summer The Huffington Post UK is spearheading an initiative helping families thrive, with a focus on parent wellbeing, the challenges facing stay-at-home and working parents, friendships and navigating the landscape of modern parenting beyond the 2.4. To kickstart the campaign, Jamie Oliver will be guest editor on 15 July 2016, bringing a focus on feeding healthy families.

We’ll be sharing stories and blogs with the hashtag #ThrivingFamilies and we’d like you to do the same. If you’d like to use our blogging platform to share your story, email ukblogteam@huffingtonpost.com to get involved. Jamie’s new cookbook Super Food Family Classics, published by Penguin, is on sale at £26.

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