'Best daddy in the world' helped partner through pandemic pregnancy

Tom Smythe with his daughter Clementines 

Tom Smythe with his daughter Clementine - Credit: Harriet Topping

Dad Tom Smythe has been described as 'truly amazing' as his family prepare to celebrate Father's Day.

Harriet Topping and her newborn baby Clementine have paid tribute to Tom, who did "everything" during Miss Topping's pregnancy. 

Miss Topping said: "He has been truly amazing this year by supporting me following a C-section and in turn giving Clementine the best start during the pandemic. 

"Tom literally did everything during my pregnancy. He massaged my feet nearly every day, made sure dinner was always cooked for me and the house was always tidy.

Harriet has said Tom is the best daddy in the world to Clementine

Harriet has said Tom is the best daddy in the world to Clementine - Credit: Harriet Topping

"We did hypnobirthing lessons from the beginning of my pregnancy which he loved too, and he especially loved feeling Clem kick around inside my tummy.


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"As a midwife myself it would have been easy to just 'let me get on with it' but Tom was with me every step of the way."

The 35-year-old works at his family business, Ipswich Commercial Contract Tyres where his mum, dad, two brothers and auntie all work with him. 

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"He has been an absolute rock," Miss Topping said. "Clementine is lucky to have the best daddy in the world."


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