A truly special birth story.
Whenever we think of birth stories, I’m pretty certain that the first thing that comes to mind is the mother and child. How is the mother feeling? Is the baby doing well? Are they bonding? Breastfeeding? Was the labor difficult? I’m sure you get the idea as there’s always this preconceived notion that a birth story is mostly about a mother and her newborn child as – let’s face it – she’s doing most of the work.
And there’s also the fact that you usually hear of women asking other women about their birth experience while more often than not, fathers are left out of the narrative. Of course, that’s not always the case but when’s the last time you asked a new father about how he felt or what was going through his mind while his partner was giving birth?
That’s why this story of a brave new father, who is battling cancer, managed to be present for his baby’s birth with the help of the amazing hospital staff. It will not only tug at your heart strings, but remind us that fathers everywhere deserve their own birth stories, too.
Because nothing is stronger than a parent’s love for their child.