From labourer to labour - meet the male midwife

Looking at Mark Harris, you might think he's a security guard, a builder or even a butcher, however Mark is actually one of just 122 male midwives in the UK.

Having delivered more than 500 babies over his 20-year career, Mark has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding the birthing process; in particular how it feels for the father-to-be.

Mark has founded Birthing for Blokes, which runs birthing workshops for new fathers, and published his advice and teachings for fathers-to-be in his new book Men, Love & Birth.

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