Recent research from the Miscarriage Association and University College London has found that partners often feel unable to talk about their pain and upset when miscarriage happens. Many keep their true feelings hidden to avoid upsetting their wife or partner by saying the wrong thing.
Lack of information from medical staff about support groups also caused many partners to feel isolated and excluded.
Mahdi Hassan from south London wanted to be strong and offer support to his wife after she suffered a miscarriage at 16 weeks, but he soon realised he needed support himself.
“I did go straight back to work but then I felt I needed time off and took two weeks off.
“I’m a bus driver, and I’ve been quite emotional at work. When driving one day I found myself crying.”
When Mr Hassan took the step to open up and talk to others about the way he was feeling, he found that some of his colleagues at work had also experienced...