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Dealing with loss of unborn baby

Dealing with the loss of unborn baby is not easy. It is very difficult and devastating. There are many ways in which you can express and deal with the loss. Go through some of the suggestions that might help you recover from the pain and grief. Read more to learn how to tackle with the problem and handle the situation.

As soon as a woman gets pregnant, she starts dreaming about her child and imagines things with her arriving child. If the child passes away in the uterus at any stage of pregnancy, both the parents find it difficult to face the grief. It is, in fact one of the silent forms of grieving and has its impact deep down the heart.

Some of the people think that the heartache and pain at these times is not so severe as is the sorrow of losing a child when it dies after growing up. This is simply because the unborn child did not take a breathe outside her mother’s womb. However, no matter whether the child was born or still waiting to live on earth, there is pain for the parents.

Miscarriage is not an unusual thing. In fact, surveys reveal the fact that approximately 15% of pregnancies end in miscarriage and there are several reasons behind this. There are different statistics from different parts of the world, though. The reason can be accidental, chromosomal, structural or deficiencies genetically. 

Grieving for the Unborn

Parents do mourn for their unborn child, no matter at what time of pregnancy they met the loss. There are different ways of mourning. Many women even go through the pain of labour and delivery and so the sorrow is even deeper and unmatched. Tit is not only physical but the emotional attachment hurts a lot.

Ways of Expressing the Heartache

Online expression – many parents create online memorials for their unborn child and you will find websites like MySpace are havens of different types of memorials. There are poetries, songs, graphics and many more personal expressions that are dedicated to the unborn child.

Plenty of collectibles like photos of ultrasound taken of the unborn baby are displayed because that is the only thing that the parents have with them as memories of the child. Some present other things that resemble the child like angles or fairies in order to represent and these serve as reminders.

If you go searching for such memories and points of dealing with the loss of unborn baby, you will find plenty of poetry and messages.

Dealing With the Loss of Unborn Baby

The loss of the unborn baby can be different for women who have gone through labour and pain and those who have experienced it in early stage of pregnancy. The woman who has experienced the kicks and flutters may feel very devastated and depressed. She was dreaming of her child just few days back and had to leave the hospital empty handed. This lasts few days or months depending on the woman and stage of her pregnancy, how deeply she was involved and many such things. However, in any case, the support of spouse and family helps her recover from the pain of loss of her unborn child. Many parents still miss and grief for the loss of their child even though it happened long time back.


  • You are not the only one to go through this
  • It is not your fault
  • Let the emotions flow, it will help you
  • Give yourself some time
  • Memorize your baby
  • Talk about it
  • Get help if needed
There are many support groups and professionals available that will help you come out of the grieving period. Professional help should be taken if the condition of the woman is serious and uncontrollable.

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Umesh.3 years ago
A Letter To My Unborn Child
So quickly you came into our lives,
So quickly torn away.
Never got the chance to meet you,
There's so much I want to say.
Where there once was joy and happiness,
Is now sadness, guilt, and pain.
All these thoughts running through my head,
It's enough to drive me insane.
Though you lived only thirty six weeks in pregnancy
You were loved so very much.
I wish that I could hold you,
I long to feel your touch.
On that day of love – Valentine day 14th Feb,2008
My world was ripped from under my feet.
I pray that in another life,
We get the chance to meet.
Shubhadra.6 years ago
This article is nice and very uplifting. It is impossible to forget the loss but one has to move on in life. this article gives expert advice on dealing with the loss of the baby. Gr8
Mecky.6 years ago
The pain of losing a baby ca be understood only by those who have experienced it. It is very traumatizing. Sharing with husband does not provide much relief as he too will be dealing with the loss.
CIndu.6 years ago
I have lost my baby twice. It is very traumatic for me. I am always reminded of my loss and the happier times that could have been if the I had my babies. I am afraid of trying again, lest I lose my baby again.
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