It is Father’s Day for you too

Father's Day after baby loss can be a painful reminder of the baby you had to say goodbye to. Our midwife Jo has a message to ALL fathers today.

Man supporting his partner

Tommy's guest blog, 18/06/2017, by Tommy's Midwife Jo 

You know that time of year is coming round again, or it may even be the first year that you have to experience it. Not sure how the day will go, do you acknowledge it or let it pass you by?

We are talking about Father’s day.

For any father who has lost a baby, you may still remember and never forget the day you became a daddy. As men often do, they want to be there to protect, be strong, and keep things together. But for many, this is not a reflection of what is happening inside.

It still hurts, you still grieve and you still long for the little one that you have lost, but you want to be there to support your partner or family.

It is OK to feel this way, to show emotion, to talk about how you are feeling. This is what the Tommy’s midwives want to highlight, that this father’s day you are still important.

If any fathers need support, advice or just someone to talk too, then please contact us. We’re here to listen, help and support without you feeling judged.

It can be difficult for fathers to step forward and have the confidence to ask for help but it is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.

You’re not alone this Father’s Day.

Contact the Tommy’s midwives on 0800 0147 800 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm or email on [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you.

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