Nadiya was just 21 when she gave birth to her first child, Musa, in 2006. Although she was hoping for a quick and stress-free birth, her labour ended up taking 5 days from the first contractions to her baby finally being born. She and Clemmie discuss how her anxiety stopped her from attending antenatal classes, how sustaining a 3rd/4th degree tear during birth impacted her relationship with her son in the first few weeks of his life, and how ice lollies were an important part of her post-birth recovery. They also take a listener question about having a second child after an episiotomy.
Nadiya's books Finding My Voice and My Monster and Me are out now: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1472259963/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1, https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1444946439/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i4
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