In these informal Grief Chats, we bring together two people who have been bereaved in a similar way, to discuss their personal experiences of grief.
This Chat is about what it feels like to lose a baby during pregnancy. We brought two dads together, to get personal perspectives on their grief.
Mike Pollard is a bereaved father and player-manager at Sands United FC. Sands is the UK’s stillbirth and neonatal death charity, and its football club is a unique way for dads and other bereaved family members to come together through a shared love of sport. It’s a friendly and social support network where everyone can feel at ease talking about their grief when they’re ready.
Mike’s wife lost twin boys 19 weeks into the pregnancy in 2017. The couple suffered another miscarriage the following year, losing a baby boy at 24 weeks. Mike will be joined by Jordan, another bereaved father and fellow Sands United footballer.
Your host is Mark Lemon, the writer and podcaster behind the five-star rated podcast series, Grief is my Superpower.