Dr. Gary Chapman and Candy McVicar describe the grief process and offer practical help & comfort to couples who have experienced infant loss.
Whether a baby survives for just weeks or for several months in the womb, there’s a profound loss of the hopes and dreams that parents carry in their hearts from the moment they learn they’re pregnant.
Losing a baby is so hard and complex. Pregnancy and infant loss awareness can help everyone better understand the grieving process.
While motherhood usually includes plenty of challenges, most women are not prepared for the crises that may occur. As moms learn to adjust to motherhood in difficult situations, they will often find joy in unexpected places.
After experiencing the loss of a child, there will always be someone you think deserves to grieve more than you do. There will always be someone you think deserves to grieve less. But one grief cannot be measured against another.
Unintentionally hurtful words said to those who are grieving the loss of a baby are more common than many of us realize. Yet we can reverse that trend.
When my husband and I learned that our unborn baby would not survive outside the womb, we were devastated. Kevin and I held on to each other for dear life. We wept as one, we prayed as one and we clung to God’s Word as one.
When you lose a baby during pregnancy, not only do you have to accept the fact that you’re not going to bring your baby home, but you also have to deal with massive hormone shifts and unpredictable emotions that hit you like a wave you never saw coming.