Ritualize your Loss

This blog post is Step Six on the What’s Next page under Have you experienced the loss of a pregnancy?​

  • Burial. No matter how far along you were, a burial gives you, your close friends and family members (if you choose to have them present) an opportunity to say goodbye to your baby. Many funeral homes will do a burial for very low cost (or free).
  • Name your baby. No matter how far along, it can be helpful to name your baby.
  • Write a letter to your baby. Share all the things that you wished to tell them.
  • If you are more creative, write a poem or create a piece of art.
  • Plant a tree. Nurturing and caring for a plant or tree can be very therapeutic.
  • Buy and read a special book to your baby. “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch and “Carry you with me” are ones written about love after baby loss.
  • Have a balloon release in honour of your baby. 
  • Celebrate due dates or birth dates by baking a cake, buying a card or lighting a candle
  • Tell your story. Share your baby’s name. Connect with other parents who have experienced loss.
  • Create a space in your home that has mementos of your pregnancy and baby.
  • Get a tattoo.
  • Pay it forward and donate to PILSC in memory of your journey and baby

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