The Birth Ease Podcast

The Birth Ease Podcast

007 Baby Loss from a Father's Perspective

October 16, 2019

In this special episode honoring Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, Michelle has an open and raw conversation with Matt who lost his daughter, Rowan, to a stillbirth. Matt candidly shares the journey of baby loss from the perspective of a bereaved father. He describes how grief and loss, through no fault of your own, can create a sense of being ostracized by those around you. Because of the unique nature of perinatal loss, Matt explains how grieving parents inadvertently often end up comforting those around them. Michelle and Matt discuss how the loss of a child can shake the foundation of your belief system, how you understand the universe, and even your place in the world. Matt also points out that sharing unsolicited religious beliefs in an attempt to comfort someone mourning can often inadvertently have a profound effect on their grief — it can cause anger, sadness, increase their sorrow or compound the burden that they are already carrying.

"Because to be honest, a loss of a child isn't fair. No matter how it happens, it just isn't fair. And that is something to be angry about." — Matt

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