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Anyone woman who has gone through a miscarriage will have a sense of the trauma it inflicts on your life, and we are grateful for the various supports available to those mothers. Would you say that the same care and support is available for the dads, though?


Bryn and Richard Huntpalmer think not, and they learned this the hard way, after the crushing heartbreak of their miscarriage last year.


The couple were expecting their third child when they received the devastating news that they had lost their little one.


Bryn, the voice behind the Birth Hour podcast, struggled to find her way through the grief. She did, however, find comfort in the support of others in her community, and noted there were plenty of products and resources available to her. For Richard, though, not so much.


According to, Richard said: “After Bryn had a miscarriage, I struggled to understand my feelings. I wasn’t sure how I felt about a loss so soon in pregnancy.


“I was sad, but my perspective on loss is framed by our close friends who lost their child at 34 weeks. So, I grappled with whether or not my feelings were appropriate instead of just letting myself feel them.”



Bryn was with Richard the whole way through, and his experience of their miscarriage opened her eyes. She knew that the fathers needed something more to acknowledge their loss, and so she decided to do something to change this.


The Texan mum-of-two decided to create a range of rainbow T-shirts for dads, for them to wear so they can pay tribute to the baby they lost while embracing the hope that a new baby offers.


So, what does Richard think of Bryn’s T-shirts? Babble quotes him as saying: “To me, the rainbow dad tee is small but powerful acknowledgement of a father’s role in child-loss, and in the redemptive birth that follows.”


We are so used to seeing rainbow photo shoots centred around mothers, and it’s so important to ensure that the fathers are getting the support and help they need, too.


We salute Bryn for her decision to do something special to help fathers dealing with loss, and we are sure her simple but powerful T-shirts will make a huge difference to those going through a difficult time.


You can check out Bryn’s T-shirts through this link.



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