Delivery_Queen’s Weblog

The Loss Of An Infant

Posted on: September 22, 2008

Infant loss awareness day is on October 15, 2008. It is a time when we remember those infants and babies that have died. For those who have experienced a loss…..Every day is a day to remember a lost love one. October 25, 2008 is Make A Difference Day in the United States. On that day I will be at a local library. Making hats and blankets for mother’s who are experiencing the loss of their babies. I will be donating the items in memory of two babies that have since gone to heaven.  I also plan on making comfort shawls for the mother’s who have lost their babies.  The loss of a baby affects not only the babies parents but the grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and family members. There are no words that can be said to bring enough comfort to the mother. But there is a universal sign of compassion called a hug that can go along way. Just being there for a grieving mother and father can help. You don’t have to say a word. Just hold their hand. Share some tears. Later on help the grieving mom and her family by cooking a meal for them. Plant a memorial tree in the infant’s name. Make a memorial bracelet for the mom with the baby’s name on it. Those are just a few suggestions. There are more things that you can do to help or to heal from the loss of an infant. Seek professional help if the grief becomes overwhelming. It’s ok to ask for help. There are great groups of grieving parents out there. Ask your local hospital bereavement program for help. Contact your family doctor for suggestions. Remember that someone cares for you………..

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