So this post should have gone out roughly six days ago. Alas, here it is.
Last Friday I was lucky enough to be invited to partake in a segment entitled, "The Pain of Miscarriage" on Huff Post Live.
I was joined by 3 other panelists, Abby Lagunoff, a miscarriage healer in Los Angeles, Marybeth Lowell, mother of one in Seattle,and Kelly Farley, a bereaved father, recovery coach and the author of 'Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back.'
Notably the highlight of the segment was Kelly Farley author and creator of the Grieving Dads Project.
It was refreshing to hear the opinion of a man regarding the topic of miscarriage and still birth. While the segment was not on infertility specifically, he did mention that he and his wife struggled through infertility as well.
Farley stated, "I went into a pretty heavy tailspin, into despair and grief. A lot of it had to do with the fact that I didn't talk about it. I didn't seek help. Eventually I gave in and sought some help."
Farley recommended that men dealing with pregnancy loss must give themselves space to cope.
"It's not weak to cry," he said. "And it's okay to show emotion. It's okay to talk about it."
There were many tweets that came in during the 20 minute segment from men. I am happy to pass along the Grieving Dads Project information to share with the men in your life. Kelly has created an excellent and much needed resource.
In the near future look forward to a guest post from Kelly Farley.
Here is a past post from giving the male perspective of infertility- Factor In