Father’s Day Special

Trigger warning: This episode covers loss of pregnancy, struggles with fertility and death of loved ones. Today on Blended, Kate shares the stories of those whose Father’s Day might look a little different. She hears from brave and wonderful contributors who offer their experiences, as well as getting some advice for anyone struggling to navigate the day from experts. This is a helping hand to help you feel less alone when it all feels too hard to cope with and in listening to other stories, Kate hopes that you find some solace in your own. If you are struggling, please seek professional advice and guidance. If you need support or information about fertility treatment, please contact the Fertility Network: www.fertilitynetworkuk.org With thanks to: Professor Lisa Doodson - Happy Steps UK: https://happysteps.co.uk/ Michael & Wes - Founders of Two Dads UK: https://www.twodadsuk.com/ Dad Still Standing' Podcast (a Factory Originals Production) Chris Lawson - IVF Dad Podcast Marvyn Harrison - Dope Black Dad’s podcast Child Bereavement UK for their support in collecting the children’s voicenotes: https://www.childbereavementuk.org/ The New Family Social Network: https://newfamilysocial.org.uk/ And to all the generous contributors, Ciarnan, Rochelle, Alyssa, Mark, Victoria, Jackie and all the children, who lent their voices to today’s episode. To become part of the Blended community follow @Blended on Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Hosted by Kate Ferdinand, this podcast is a celebration of blended families - exploring the stories of relationships bound by love, no matter what their circumstances are. Covering subjects such as second marriages, divorce, grief and life after loss, adoption, fostering and (not-so-wicked!) stepmothers, Kate will champion different voices and experiences by speaking with experts, everyday people and celebrities in the public eye.