Mainly for Fathers, stillbirth, neonatal death, dad, grief, support, Sands
Date published

“When my son died, my grief took me to a place I’d never been before – a whole new set of emotions.”  Dad

Much of the information we provide is relevant to fathers as well as mothers. However, as a father, you might find that your feelings and perspectives tend to be ignored so our booklet Mainly for fathers is written specifically for you.

Mainly for fathers is based on what many bereaved fathers have told us and said that they needed to know. It covers:

  • How you might feel
  • Dealing with feelings
  • Telling other people
  • Talking to children
  • Making decisions
  • Getting support
  • You and your partner
  • Returning to work
  • Other people’s reactions
  • Sex after the death of your baby
  • Another pregnancy

Our booklet Mainly for Fathers is based on what bereaved fathers have told us that they needed to know.  It covers essential topics such as: the physical and emotional manifestations of grief, telling family and friends, creating memories and finding support.