Stillbirth, when a baby is born dead after 24 weeks of pregnancy, is always a tragedy and often happens out of the blue with little warning for expectant parents and their families. For many, the struggle to deal with the feelings of loss and helplessness they experience afterwards - feelings which often last a lifetime - is difficult to cope with or to find words to describe.
Professional counselling, or even talking about your loss with other families who have been through the same, can help enormously. By sharing their own story with others in a comfortable space, bereaved parents can release some of the feelings they are holding close, as well as helping others see they are not alone and that there is a way forward.
Some parents find that the act of simply writing down and acknowledging that their baby existed is another very helpful exercise for their own healing journey. Although many choose to keep their story private, others like to share their story knowing it may bring understanding and comfort to those trying to cope with a recent baby loss themselves or who are trying to help a partner or family member currently going through the pain of losing their baby.
If you have you suffered the loss of your baby through stillbirth and would like to share the story of your loss, you can do so here. Please believe us when we say that we have received messages of thanks on this site from people who have found reading or sharing poems or stories of babyloss comforting. However, if you are not yet ready to share your own story, then the following stories may help you understand your own feelings or those that other parents, friends and family members experience when they lose a treasured baby to stillbirth.
If you would like to recommend a miscarriage poem or story, or contribute one of your own, please contact us and we'll add it to the site. Thanks.
Further Information on Miscarriage and Stillbirth
The Miscarriage Association, ph 01924 200 799, offers support and advice to women, their partners and families who have experienced miscarriage. They have articles covering how you might feel after a miscarriage, special circumstances, trying again as well as by mothers who have experienced miscarriages.
SANDS is an organisation which can offer you support when your baby dies during pregnancy or after birth.
Read more Miscarriage Poems
If you would like to contribute a miscarriage poem or story, please contact us and we'll add it to the site. Thanks.