Birth, blokes and ‘the business end’ – Essential Baby – February 2014

Robbie Williams probably isn’t the first man to compare watching the birth of his daughter to the loss of a great love. “It was like my favourite pub burning down”, he said when he appeared on the Graham Norton Show in November. But is there any truth in this popular quip, or is it merely male bravado?

“Sometimes men just find it easier to make jokes about our favourite pub than actually talk about how special and beautiful something was, that’s what we do”, says parenting blogger Matt Ross.


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