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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to episode 23! Navigating Father’s Day after experiencing a miscarriage is a journey fraught with complex emotions. Imagine the heartache of balancing the joy of being a present father with the sorrow of losing a child, or the agony of wishing someone a "Happy Father's Day" as you're struggling to become a father. Ch…
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to this mid-week episode! As we're inching closer to Father's Day (Sunday, June 16, 2024), I thought it would be helpful to address the elephant in the room when it comes to our experience as loss dads. Here are some tips to implement: 1. Keep an open mind. The story you're creating in your head about how the day wil…
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to episode 21! In the labyrinth of infertility, you'll discover that life often reserves its most unexpected turns when the map seems most clear. Tom Kreffer continues to share his personal narrative of facing a natural pregnancy's delicate dance of hope and trepidation after IVF's trials. It's a tale that mirrors th…
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to episode 20! When hope seems a distant memory and the journey to parenthood is shadowed by infertility, the story of one man's unexpected path to fatherhood emanates like a beacon of resilience. Tom Kreffer, a UK author and father, joins me to relay his deeply personal experience—from penning letters to an unborn c…
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to episode 19! In our latest episode, we open the doors to the silent grief that men endure. The conversation moves beyond the physical absence of a child never held to explore the emotional chasm left behind, and how the lack of traditional mourning markers can render the pain invisible. The dialogue stretches into …
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to episode 18! We welcome back Sophie from Miscarriage Mumma Support to talk about ... grief. Our conversations take on a reflective quality, encouraging listeners to peer into the corners of their own hearts that may harbor unprocessed grief. We underscore the necessity of sitting with our sadness and allow ourselve…
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to episode 17! Our latest episode welcomes Liz, a courageous mother, who recounts the heartrending story of her daughter Aaliyah's stillbirth. Through her raw vulnerability, we tackle the complex layers of grief and the importance of nurturing conversations about pregnancy loss, particularly for fathers. Liz's poigna…
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to episode 16! When we find ourselves grappling with loss, the journey can be isolating and profound. Mary Matt, a school psychologist and mother who has endured the heartache of losing her son Maverick, joins me to share her intimate experience with miscarriage, a chemical pregnancy, and stillbirth. Her poignant nar…
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to episode 15! As we sit down to share our journey through the heartache of miscarriage, my co-host Chris and I understand the profound spiritual crisis such a loss can ignite. Struggling with doubts and grief, we explore the turbulence in our faith, the questions that haunt us, and the stories that bind us together …
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to episode 14! The raw, unfiltered echoes of our journey through the heartaches of miscarriage and the subsequent emotional odyssey of trying to conceive again are what you'll find in today's podcast. Our guest is Sophie from Miscarriage Momma Support, and she openly shares the scars left by multiple losses, reshapin…
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Send us a Text Message. Holding your breath as you step onto the emotional tightrope of trying for a baby after a miscarriage, you're not alone in oscillating between hope and heartache. Our latest episode unfolds the poignant narrative of a father's perspective on the complex journey toward parenthood post-loss. We share the raw, sometimes unspoke…
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to episode 12! Have you ever stood at life's crossroads, the weight of loss in one hand and the possibility of new beginnings in the other? In this episode I share how I navigated the tumultuous journey of deciding whether to expand our family after the heartache of miscarriage. This episode isn't just about recounti…
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to episode 11! In this episode, Chris and I brave the tender subject of trying for another child post-loss in our latest heart-to-heart series. Revealing our personal journeys, we explore the intricate dance of hope and hesitation. We navigate this delicate terrain, not with all the answers, but with open hearts, inv…
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to episode 10! This latest episode of The Miscarriage Dads podcast addresses my reasons for the extended period without the release of an episode and the tumultuous period I've been navigating. However, the purpose of this episode is to highlight the extraordinary stories we've received cementing the value of this sp…
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to episode 9! Who said tears don't suit men? Imagine the joy of expecting not one, but two bundles of joy, only to have that joy abruptly replaced with unspeakable grief. Join me, Kelly, as I sit with my guest, Brandon Byrnes, to shatter the societal stigma and navigate the emotional labyrinth of pregnancy loss from …
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to episode 8! Grief--it's a universal emotion, yet we rarely discuss how it deeply affects men, particularly in the context of miscarriage. As your hosts, Kelly and Chris, we've invited Notorious True for a raw, emotional conversation about the silent struggle of men dealing with miscarriage. Remembering his own expe…
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to episode 7! Can we redefine what it means to be a man, particularly in times of grief? That's the big question we tackle in our latest episode, joined by the insightful Scott Jensen. In a culture that too often equates masculinity with stoicism, we explore the deep, hidden emotions that men grapple with, specifical…
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Send us a Text Message. Have you ever pondered the impact miscarriage has on fathers, or the complex emotions that are often untapped within these men? Today, we embark on a heartfelt journey, unraveling these unspoken experiences and exploring the vital role of empathy and mutual support in loss. We highlight the importance of shared understanding…
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Send us a Text Message. Remember that hushed silence that follows a heartbreaking revelation? Those moments of helplessness when there's an intrusion of an unexpected crisis into your safe space? We do. As we peel back the layers of our personal experiences with miscarriages and dealing with the following struggles, we take you on an emotional expe…
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Send us a Text Message. In honor of Baby and Infant Loss Awareness Week and Month, we push for the same level of attention given to causes like Breast Cancer. There's a lot to discuss from the physical and emotional toll, to the journey of naming our unborn children and the profound emotional connection that creates. As the world commemorates other…
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to episode 3 of The Miscarriage Dads! In this conversation, I unpack the deep impact multiple miscarriages has had on my relationship, and the guilt I felt for not being able to fully comprehend my wife's experience. I talk about the emotional roller coaster ride of keeping hope alive amidst despair and grief, sharin…
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to episode 2 of The Miscarriage Dads! Have you ever felt the joy of anticipation and expectation that comes with a growing life, only to be met with the devastating stillness and silence when it's lost prematurely? That’s what we're addressing in this profound conversation, as we journey through experiences of early …
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to episode 1 of The Miscarriage Dads! Together with Chris, we dive into the very personal stories of our early pregnancy losses and the profound effect they had on us as fathers. Our conversation takes an emotional turn as we reminisce about the heart-wrenching moments of our miscarriages, the isolation that fatherho…
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