Bereavement

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If you are visiting this section because you have experienced the death of your baby, we are very sad for your loss and would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

Pregnancy loss can occur at any time. You may have had a miscarriage or a stillbirth during pregnancy, or your baby may have died at birth or after birth. No two people experience such a tragic loss in the same way and each parent’s reaction is unique.

For parents of multiples, you may face additional struggles: you may be grieving the loss of more than one baby, different causes of death for each baby, neonatal intensive care, surgeries, decisions on courses of treatment and possibly preparing to bring your surviving baby home.

You may be overwhelmed by your feelings of loss and feel as though no one understands what you are going through. It is important to understand that grief is a natural response to your loss and that every person has their own way of coping. There is no timeframe for grieving, nor is there a right or wrong way to grieve. Some parents grieve publicly and are open about their loss and feelings, while others may keep their emotions hidden. Some overcome their grief more quickly and others can take years. Most parents will carry on grieving in subtle ways for the rest of their life.

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Disclaimer: This publication by Miracle Babies Foundation is intended solely for general education and assistance and it is it is not medical advice or a healthcare recommendation. It should not be used for the purpose of medical diagnosis or treatment for any individual condition. This publication has been developed by our Parent Advisory Team (all who are parents of premature and sick babies) and has been reviewed and approved by a Clinical Advisory Team. This publication is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Miracle Babies Foundation recommends that professional medical advice and services be sought out from a qualified healthcare provider familiar with your personal circumstances.To the extent permitted by law, Miracle Babies Foundation excludes and disclaims any liability of any kind (directly or indirectly arising) to any reader of this publication who acts or does not act in reliance wholly or partly on the content of this general publication. If you would like to provide any feedback on the information please email [email protected].