I think it holds true for dads that it doesn’t become as real for us until we are holding our babies. At least, that is how it was for me. So, my advice to other fathers on delivery day is to be present and hold onto those moments that you get.
It might be easy to assume that men are less emotional and more capable of compartmentalizing grief. While this may be true in some, it is important to not generalize and dismiss the very real emotional toll grief and loss have on men.
Families need to be notified of all the options they have when they encounter a prenatal diagnosis. They have the choice to terminate or to carry their babies to term. Both choices should be communicated clearly and without bias.
Carrying To Term’s mission and vision are the result of two broken-hearted parents who love with abandon and genuinely want to see the standard of care improve and change for other parents facing a prenatal diagnosis of a life-limiting condition.
If you are not currently or have never been an employer of a person facing a life-limiting prenatal diagnosis or the loss of their baby, this insight is still helpful for you. After reading this post, I encourage you to consider putting some guidelines in place to ensure that, if the time comes when you do have an employee facing these experiences, you will be ready.
Like with the doctors and other medical professionals, families look to you, nurses, for information, support, and validation.
For many, this day is a reminder of the pain that accompanies infertility as well as pregnancy and infant loss.
We explore the difference between these two commonly used phrases.
As parents facing the loss of your baby to a life-limiting condition, you have a story wholly unique and worthy of being told.
Parents fare the best when they are fully informed and equipped to make the right decision for their family.
Many parents seek to find new meaning in the loss and create a sense of purpose as a result of what they have been through.
A trigger is something that initiates- or triggers- memories, emotions, or even flashbacks that bring you back, mentally and emotionally, to the moment of diagnosis, loss, or intense feelings of grief.