A dad left to raise his son alone after his wife died hours after childbirth has released a podcast series to share his journey – and help others with grief.
Ric Hart, 39, says he thought about suicide several times in the aftermath of his “soulmate” Jade’s death in July 2018.
He had to give up his job to become a full-time single dad to newborn son Hugo.
Ric, from Doncaster, South Yorks., spiraled into his grief until he started writing books about his ordeal.
His latest book Growth Through Grief was published on July 8 – the day Hugo was born and five years from his loss.
Ric has now launched a six-episode podcast ‘Real With Ric’ where he shares his life after the loss of his wife.
The first episode was launched Friday 14 July with subsequent new episodes released every two weeks on a Friday.
In episode 1, Ric shares his life with Jade throughout the nine months’ pregnancy and episode 2 moves onto the birth of Hugo.
“The podcast brings my story together through audio and closes my writing about grief,” said Ric.
”At the same time, it creates a new audio platform to keep sharing some massive wins throughout life.”
Jade was 33 when she tragically died after giving birth to Hugo, now five, at Bassetlaw Hospital, Notts.
A June 2022 inquest found “serious errors” had been made.
The inquest ruled that Jade’s umbilical cord had been “pulled at least four times by a doctor when her placenta had not separated” – which resulted in her uterus being turned inside out.
She then suffered multiple cardiac arrests, brain damage and organ failure, with her care described as “truly exceptionally bad” by the coroner.
Ric has spent 30k throughout this process of healing for all his books, websites, and now his new podcast.
”It’s money well spent, growing me and taking a journey of self-healing, and out of a very dark place,” said Ric.
All proceeds from Rics new book “Growth Through Grief” are going to Widowed and Young, a charity which supports people aged 51 and below who have been bereaved.
Produced in association with SWNS Talker
Edited by Judy J. Rotich and Newsdesk Manager
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