Fathers

We understand that a father’s grief is unique and often invalidated. Plenty of resources and support groups exist for mothers, yet fathers are repeatedly left to cope with their pain on their own. At CTA, because we want to offer support to fathers just as much as mothers, we have dedicated this portion of our website to these men. It can be quite healing to read the words of other men who have walked through your shoes and realize that you are not alone.

Books
Touching the World of Angels: How My Daughter's Short Life Changed Mine
By: Seth Clyman
Babies are supposed to be born, not die. Except sometimes, they do. When his two-month-old daughter died from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), Seth Clyman's belief in God was shaken to his very core. As he tried to make sense of the inexplicable during the seven days of shivah (the week-long period of mourning in the Jewish religion), he began a journey that changed him forever. more/less
Coming to Term: A Father's Story of Birth, Loss, and Survival
By: William H. Woodwell
After the doctors left, I sat on the edge of Kim's bed and we cried. It had all come to this. All the back-and-forth about whether to have children; all the thinking and talking about what we'd need; all the books and the articles and the prenatal classes; all the morning sickness Kim had endured; and all the excitement about the twins. And now here we were, 100 miles from home in a hospital room in Charlottesville, Virginia, sixteen weeks before term and waiting for Kim to get sick--very sick--so the doctors could cut her open and bring our babies into the world too early. Our twins." more/less
A Guide For Fathers: When A Baby Dies
By: Tim Nelson
This pocket sized book is for men who experience the death of their infant child -- whether it be miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. Meant to be a guide during the early hours and days after finding out the news of their baby's death, the book offers suggestions for communicating with medical caregivers, offering support to their partner, telling the news to other children, making funeral arrangements and taking care of themselves in a time of crisis. It goes on to talk about effective communications during the weeks and months following the loss, going to a support group, returning to the workplace, and the issues surrounding a subsequent pregnancy.
Blogs, Websites, and Articles
“A Blog for Father’s: When a Baby Dies”
By: Tim Nelson, author of A Guide for Fathers: When a Baby Dies
“A Father’s Perspective on Infant Loss”
By: Dr. Robert J. Gatto, Jr.
“Father’s Grief”—entire newsletter devoted to the grief of a father
Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death (M.E.N.D.) Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 1 (Jan/Feb 1998)
“Helping Fathers Cope with the Loss of a Child”
By: Nicole Brochu, Sun Sentinel Columnist
“Dazed Dad: Reflections on Parenthood, Loss & Grief”
 

How You Can Support Us

Whether you are affiliated with a hospital, you know someone who is presently experiencing a loss, or you would like to volunteer, there are many ways you can support our mission.

What Your Donations Mean

At Carrying Tender Angels, we support families who are experiencing a stillbirth or early infant loss. 100% of all donations received go towards our cause.

How to Get Connected

Carrying Tender Angels, Inc.
P.O. Box 1311
Grove City, Ohio 43123

phone:   (614) 321–9282

                           
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