Rocky bars and stitches with Nadiya Hussain

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.

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