Bereaved father uses his art to show how…

Bereaved father uses his art to show how men share the pain of miscarriage.

Foster, who has done work for London Fashion Week, the South Bank Centre and Liberty, said he had struggled with how to react after his wife’s miscarriages in 2010 and 2011. “We never assumed anything would go wrong. Your head starts to go into overdrive and you start to make plans,” he said. “I didn’t know what to do or say after our miscarriages; I was just numb, devastated. I was surprised how little people asked me how I felt at the time, yet they say, ‘How’s your wife?’ The assumption was that the pain was only going on with her, not with me, and I felt very vulnerable as a man talking about a ‘woman’s’ issue. It’s amazed me that people have since said, ‘Of course it’s a male issue – take ownership’.”

Losing someone I loved but haven’t yet met is an experience I’ll never forget. Visit the Miscarriage Association for more info.