4 years ago, Andrew's wife Claire was overdue in her pregnancy and felt something wasn't right. There wasn't as much movement. A hospital visit turned into an emergency C-Section, and their daughter Alexandra was born. But she was very sick. The doctors needed Alexandra to rally through the night, but unfortunately she didn't. With just 40 hours of life, Alexandra passed away.
Andrew's paternity leave had turned into bereavement leave... but as I learned from speaking with Andrew, bereavement leave isn't a "thing". Listen to Andrew's story about dealing with loss, people's best and worst responses, and what we can do as a society to try and prevent future parents going through anything like this.
I'm not going to lie - this is a tough episode. But it's important. If you want to find out more:
Claire's blog: https://afteralexandra.co.uk
Martin House: https://www.martinhouse.org.uk