The Loss of a Baby - - How Can You Help?
The loss of a baby, whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, or a child that lived a short life, is a profound and heartbreaking event for parents. Parents will find comfort in the love and assistance from others that try to understand their needs. While friends and family may not understand the intensity of the grief associated with this traumatic loss, they can offer practical and comforting support.
"Honestly, when I'm hurting, I’d rather have a friend who stands and weeps with me or wonders with me than one who rattles off his or her take on the universe."
"If you know someone who has lost a child or lost anybody who's important to them, and you’re afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died – they didn’t forget they died. You're not reminding them. What you’re reminding them of is that you remembered that they lived, and that’s a great, great gift." --- Elizabeth Edwards