MAN v FAT are supporting Tommy’s #InThisWithYou campaign, launched in response to their research which found that more support is needed for dads and partners on the pregnancy journey.
- 7 out of 10 partners feel that support during and after pregnancy was not good or non-existent
- 38% of new dads worry about their mental health – even when pregnancies go to plan, becoming a parent can be tough
- Tommy’s research shows that having a supportive birth partner can lead to better outcomes
- Almost two thirds (64%) say that partners who experience baby loss need help to open up
In response to these findings Tommy’s are creating a Dads and Partners Hub, an online space that includes information, resources and advice from other dads and partners who have gone, and are going through, the pregnancy journey. It’s tailored to the challenges experienced by dads and partners at every stage of the pregnancy journey, from trying to get pregnant, pregnancy, birth, and loss.
We know that access to information and support is crucial to help navigate the ups and downs of pregnancy. That’s why we’re supporting Tommy’s #InThisWithYou campaign and sharing their information and resources to support MAN v FAT members whose partner is pregnant. You can find out more about their campaign and find support from Tommy’s at https://www.tommys.org/dadsandpartners.
If you, a teammate, or someone you know needs support
- Visit Tommy’s Dads and Partners Hub. Tommy’s is here for every parent and for every baby. Their hub provides information, answers, and support for any stage of the pregnancy journey, and stories from people like you.
- Contact Tommy’s midwives on email@example.com
Sharing your experience can be a powerful way to support others:
- Share your story on your social media to help more dads and partners feel seen, supported and informed, using #InThisWithYou
“One thing I have learned, though, is that it’s really important that you find someone you can talk to about it. My wife and I do talk about it together, but I’m sure there have been times for both of us where it’s been easier to talk to others, with us both feeling up and down not always at the same time. I hope sharing this will help others in some way.”
- Karl, a dad, who knows first-hand the heartbreak that recurrent miscarriage can cause, he strongly believes that parents should receive emotional support after losing a baby.
You can read Karl’s story here